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Indictment Returned Against Alleged Heroin/Fentanyl Dealer


James Davidson of Buffalo allegedly had more than 50 bags of heroin in his possession when arrested by police.

Woman Charged in Embezzlement Case


Joan Joyce of Hamburg is charged with Grand Larceny and related charges in the theft of $263,135 from her employer.

Drunk Driver Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter


Rickey Mellerson admitted to striking the victim who was sitting in a chair in a community garden adjacent to the parking where the defendant was driving.


Frank A. Sedita, III
District Attorney

The District Attorney represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney’s Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts. We are also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.