Deputies Make Several Drug Arrests Over Weekend
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports deputies made several drug-related arrests over the weekend.
October 7, 10:46 p.m., Town of Holland – Deputies Malican and Zamorek stopped a vehicle on Partridge Road for a traffic violation. When speaking to the occupants the Deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered nearly seven ounces of marijuana. Arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana were Mark Shanks, 22 of Orchard Park, and Brandon Clemens, 21 of East Aurora. Both subjects were released on appearance tickets.
October 8, 3 a.m., Town of Grand Island – Deputy Day initiated a traffic stop on Whitehaven Road on a vehicle with equipment violations. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the Deputy observed a passenger throwing items out of the vehicle. During the Deputy’s investigation, he discovered the driver’s license was suspended and both occupants were detained. During a search of the vehicle a quantity and crack cocaine and marijuana were discovered and the occupants were arrested. The driver, Neko Bishop, 28 of Buffalo, was charged with felony counts for criminal possession of a narcotic and tampering with physical evidence as well as a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. Joshua Salvo, 22 of Niagara Falls, was charged with felony counts for criminal possession of a narcotic and tampering with physical evidence. An additional bag of crack was located along the road. Both defendants were taken to the Erie County Holding Center.
October 9, 12:53 p.m., Town of Clarence – Deputy Sirianni and Retzlaff responded to a report of an individual hanging partially out of his vehicle and sleeping in a parking lot on Transit Road. During a search of Nathan Olejniczak, 23 of Alden, Deputies discovered multiple bags of heroin. The subject was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and was taken to the holding center.
October 9, 4:24 p.m., Town of Grand Island – Deputy Ginnane responded to calls of an individual using narcotics in a parking lot on Grand Island Boulevard. The Deputy detained two individuals and searched the vehicle where he discovered multiple bags of heroin, hypodermic syringes, and other paraphernalia. Arrested and charged were Sean Riordan, 24 of Grand Island, and Michael Wienckowski, 26 of Grand Island, for criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Riordan was taken to the Erie County Holding Center while Wienckowski was turned over to Cheektowaga Police Department for an outstanding warrant.
October 9, 11:43 p.m., Town of Grand Island – Deputies Rogers and Coniglio stopped a vehicle for erratic operation on Interstate 190 near River Road. Subsequent to the investigation, Naomi Paolucci, 30 of Depew, was found to be in possession of heroin and marijuana. The subject was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. She was taken to the Erie County Holding Center.
October 10, 1:10 a.m., Town of Holland – Deputy Bauer arrested Jermaine Locke, 31 of Buffalo, and Rebecca Maldonado, 26 of Olean, following a traffic stop. A search discovered a hypodermic needle, Suboxone, and crack cocaine. Maldonado was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and vehicle and traffic violations. Locke was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and both defendants were taken to the Erie County Holding Center.