Wyoming County traffic stop investigation leads to 2 Buffalo residents being charged

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The two occupants of the car face multiple charges for alleged possession of stolen credit cards and fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefit cards.

COVINGTON, NY – Two Buffalo residents have been charged following an investigation after a traffic stop in the town of Covington in August 2021.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped the vehicle on State Route 63 for a traffic violation when deputies allegedly discovered that neither Damone Hennings nor passenger Analyze Spencer had a valid driver’s license from New York State.

Hennings was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license and a search of the vehicle was conducted.

Deputies report finding 11 vacuum-sealed cannabis packets, each weighing 1 pound. Deputies also said a stolen wallet containing several stolen credit cards was also found, along with an additional wallet containing eight New York State unemployment benefit cards, all with different names.

An investigation revealed that benefit cards were allegedly requested and obtained fraudulently during the COVID-19 relief period.

Both Hennings and Spencer were arrested the day of the traffic stop and were both charged with first-degree criminal possession of cannabis. Hennings also received related vehicle and traffic costs.

Hennings was found to have multiple out-of-state Georgia felony convictions and following an arraignment, Hennings was held without bond. Spencer was released on her own recognizance, and Hennings later posted $5,000 bond in Wyoming County Court.

The two were arraigned in Wyoming County Court on February 24.

Hennings was arraigned for first degree criminal possession of cannabis, two counts of fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, eight counts of third degree unlawful possession of personally identifiable information, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation .

Spencer was charged with first degree criminal possession of cannabis, two counts of fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property and eight counts of third degree unlawful possession of personally identifiable information.

Both have been released and will reappear in court at a later date.

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