BUFFALO — The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced that two homes were raided on Thatcher Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

Deputies, Buffalo police and the Department of Homeland Security discovered plastic bags filled with marijuana, 5 gallon buckets of marijuana and two loaded handguns.

Two of the people involved, Nkomo Hepburn and Michelle Palmer, are living in the United States illegally. They'll face additional federal charges and deportation.

Two other suspects arrested during the raid are facing felony charges.

Deputies say the investigation with the Buffalo Police Department and Homeland Security took months.