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Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports for the second night in a row the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team executed a warrant on a Buffalo residence for suspected drug dealing activities.

On the evening of March 3, the Sheriff’s SWAT Team, members of the FBI’s Safe Street Task Force and the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit entered the lower residence of 39 Greenfield Street. Detectives and Deputies recovered more than eight ounces of cocaine, more than eight ounces of crystal meth, an ounce of heroin, and approximately one pound of marijuana. Included in the seizure was a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

The Sheriff’s Office charged John Madsen, Buffalo, and Jessica Polakiewicz, 33 of Cheektowaga with seven separate felonies and three misdemeanor counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

The felony counts include:

Criminal possession of a controlled substance – 8oz or more (A-1 Felony)

Criminal possession of methamphetamine

Criminal possession of narcotics with intent to sell

Criminal possession of a hallucinate with intent to sell

Criminal possession of a controlled substance

Criminal possession of marijuana

Criminal possession of a firearm

The defendants are at the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignment in City of Buffalo Court on March 4.


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