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3 Arrested on drug dealing charges after traffic stop by ECSO.


Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports an investigation following a traffic stop resulted in three subjects arrested for multiple drug-related felonies.

A Deputy stopped a vehicle on Bagdad Road in the Town of Collins at approximately 11:20 pm on January 27 after observing vehicle and traffic violations. The Deputy discovered that 40-year-old Anthony Krepps, a passenger in the vehicle, had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody, and the operator’s license is suspended.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and its occupants discovered approximately 15 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of crack cocaine, one sheet of LSD, and four Suboxone tabs. Deputies found brass knuckles, a double-sided dagger, multiple drug pipes, and drug paraphernalia in addition to the narcotics. Also seized during the investigation was $5,254.00 in U.S. currency.

The three individuals arrested and charged are:


Anthony Krepps – 40 of Freedom, NY

· Criminal possession of meth with intent to sell, a class-B felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD with intent to sell, a class- B felony;

· Criminal possession of meth, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of cocaine, a class-D felony;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class-D felony;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-A misdemeanor;

· Criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class-A misdemeanor.

Crystal Krepps – 39 of Freedom, NY

· Criminal possession of meth with intent to sell, a class-B felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD with intent to sell, a class- B felony;

· Criminal possession of meth, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of cocaine, a class-D felony;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class-D felony;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-A misdemeanor;

· Criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class-A misdemeanor;

· Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, class-A misdemeanor;

· Two (2) New York State vehicle and traffic law infractions.

Brian McGonagle – 28 of Cherry Creek, NY (convicted felon)

· Criminal possession of meth with intent to sell, a class-B felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD with intent to sell, a class- B felony;

· Criminal possession of meth, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of LSD, a class-C felony;

· Criminal possession of cocaine, a class-D felony;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class-D felony;

· Two (2) felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon – previous conviction;

· Criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class-A misdemeanor;

· Criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-A misdemeanor.

All three defendants were arraigned January 28. Anthony Krepps and Brian McGonagle were remanded to the Erie County Holding Center without bail. Crystal Krepps was released without bail.

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