Grand Island - Couple Arrested at Hotel with Drug Possession and Child Endangerment.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrests of 36-year-old Jason Herb of the City of Tonawanda and 27-year-old Stephanie Sayles of Depew following a complaint filed by employees of a Grand Island hotel.
On May 14, Deputies responded to a hotel on Whitehaven Road at approximately 6:20 a.m. for a disturbance call. Hotel staff heard yelling coming from a room, then they observed a female exit the room, at which time the female asked the staff to watch the minor accompanying her.
Deputies approached the room and heard screaming coming from inside and entered. While inside the room, Deputies spoke to Herb and Sayles. While displaying his identification, several paper tabs were discovered in his wallet; Herb identified the tabs as LSD. Deputies also discovered a plastic envelope containing methamphetamine.
The subjects were charged with felony counts of criminal possession of meth with intent to sell, and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and endangering the welfare of a child. The defendants were released on appearance tickets following processing at the Grand Island Substation. Herb was notified of an outstanding NYSP police warrant; state police choose not to extradite.
The minor was turned over to a relative.