Traffic Stops Lead To Drug Charges

Modified: November 2, 2016 1:40pm

11/02/2016

ChamberlainMann

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports that controlled substances were found during two recent traffic stops.

 

October 26, 9:16 P.M., Grand Island – Deputy Day performed a traffic stop on Whitehaven Road.  The Deputy’s investigation discovered the operator’s driver license and the vehicle’s registration were both suspended.  The subsequent search of the vehicle discovered 393 codeine pills weighing approximately 5.9 ounces. 

 

Jonathan Chamberlain, 23, of Niagara Falls was charged with a class B-felony for criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class A-felony for criminal possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.

 

The defendant was released from the Erie County Holding Center following his arraignment.

 

November 2, 3:58 A.M., Clarence – a vehicle operated by Joseph Mann, 23, of Lancaster was stopped by Deputy Day near the intersection of Main and Transit.  While talking with the operator, the Deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The subsequent search discovered a bag of marijuana, thirty tabs of LSD and three straws with cocaine.

 

Mann was arrested and charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance for the LSD tabs, a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and a vehicle and traffic violation.

 

The defendant is at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Clarence Town Court on November 3.