PROBATION VISIT DISCOVERS DRUGS.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies Francis and Farina, as well as members of the Sheriff’s Narcotic’s Unit, were dispatched around 12:30 A.M. on December 16, to assist probation officers with a home visit for probationer Elizabeth Weitzel.
While in the Boston-Colden Road residence in the Town of Boston, officers discovered a large quantity of marijuana. Recovered were twenty-six bags of marijuana with a total combined weight of over 20-ounces. Also discovered, were drug paraphernalia covered with a white powdery substance, two shotguns, and four rifles.
Following the search, Weitzel, 57-years-old, and Paul Hoffman, 58 of Boston, were arrested and charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana and taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignment. The incident remains under investigation, and the defendants may face additional charges.