Traffic Stop on 400 Leads to Discovery of Heroin

Modified: April 6, 2016 10:02am


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports a traffic stop on Route 400 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Thursday led to the discovery of heroin.

Deputy Zamorek initiated the traffic stop in the Town of Elma near Jamison Road on a vehicle that was traveling well below the marked speed limit and swerving between lanes.  His investigation revealed the driver, David Hathaway – 51 of Lackawanna, was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.  Subsequently, the Deputy searched the operator, passenger, and the vehicle before it was impounded and towed.

During the Deputy’s search of the passenger, an amount of heroin and a hypodermic needle was found in the possession of Nicole Metz, 30 of Buffalo.  Metz was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and possession of a needle.  Metz is held at the Erie County Holding Center on $500.00 bail and awaits arraignment on December 24, in Elma Town Court.

Hathaway was released on uniform traffic tickets with a future Elma Town Court appearance scheduled.