Former Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Arraigned On Bibery/Contraband Charges

Modified: May 21, 2016 10:39am

5/20/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 32-year-old Adam Fiegl of Orchard Park has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Foley on an indictment charging him with Bribe Receiving in the Third Degree, Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree.

According to the indictment, Fiegl is accused of accepting a $200 bribe to bring several opiate pills called Suboxone to inmates in the Erie County Holding Center.

Following a search warrant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, deputies say they found the pills in the inside pocket of Fiegl’s jacket.

Fiegl made $15,000 bail and will have to appear in court on July 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Foley for a pre-trial conference.

The defendant, who pleaded not guilty, has been terminated from his job at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Acting DA Flaherty commends the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for its investigative work on this case. 

Special Investigations and Prosecutions Chief Paul E. Bonanno is prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.