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NARCOTICS ARREST MADE BY MARINE UNIT


Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of 2 men and a woman for Narcotics possession in a county park.

 While performing a property check of the Ontario Street Boat Launch in Black Rock Canal Park, Deputy Thomas Meredith and Deputy Michael Okal, both assigned to the Erie County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit investigated a suspicious group of people loitering in a county park for suspected drug use.  Their investigation resulted in the arrest of Scott M. Steinwandel, age 26 of Cheektowaga, Joseph Griffin, age 21 of Cheektowaga, and a 19 year old Buffalo woman for narcotics possession (suspected heroin) and various other penal laws.

 All 3 subjects were transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in the City of Buffalo Court.  Steinwandel had additional charges placed for attempting to conceal additional narcotics and contraband into the Holding Center.