Sheriff’s Deputies Stop Vehicle and Discover Meth and Heroin.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports two individuals were arrested on narcotics charges following a traffic stop on Route 219 in the Town of Concord Monday morning.
At approximately 12:20 a.m. on April 5, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the expressway's northbound lanes near Genesee Road after observing vehicle and traffic law violations.
The operator, 32-year-old Kyle Barber of Yorkshire, was operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Deputies arrested Barber for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and searched the vehicle’s and passenger.
The investigation discovered 33-year-old Paul Schmitt of Lockport had an outstanding warrant out of the City of Lockport; Schmitt was arrested for the outstanding warrant. A search of the subject and the vehicle discovered Barber possessed two grams of heroin, five grams of methamphetamine, and packing material. Schmitt was in possession of a quantity of heroin.
Kyle Barber was charged with a felony count of criminal possession of meth with intent to sell, two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with two New York State vehicle and traffic law violations.
Schmitt was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Barber was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center, and Schmitt was turned over the City of Lockport Police.