03 June 2022

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander


On June 3, 2022, The Troop E Violent Gangs and Narcotics Enforcement Team along with the Elmira Police Deparmtent Drug Enforcement Unit, State Police Uniform members, K9, and Special Operations Response Team executed a search warrant on a home at 17 Evergreen Drive in the town of Corning as part of an investigation into illegal narcotics.  Police recovered the following items at the home:
  • 9mm “ghost” handgun
  • .45 caliber  handgun
  • Numerous boxes and loose ammunition in various calibers
  • Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
  • Mossberg 22 caliber rifle
  • Numerous firearm parts and ammunitions
  • Numerous various caliber magazines
  • Metal knuckles
  • Approximately 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine

The target of the investigation, Kendrick S. Buchanan, 27, of  Corning, was located in the city of Corning and placed under arrest without incident.  During his arrest, police seized the following items:

  • Loaded 9mm “ghost gun” with magazine
  • Approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine
  • Morphine pills
  • Narcotics packaging materials
  • $470.00 in cash

Buchanan was arrested for numerous criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance charges and was remanded to Steuben County Jail to await arraignment. 

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