Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of a 21 year old Town of Brant man for criminal possession of a weapon/firearm after Deputy Jonathan Hanna discovered a loaded handgun in the possession of Richard C. Scinta during a traffic stop early this morning (2:09 a.m.) on MileStrip and Versailles Plank Roads in the Town of Brant, NY.
Scinta, who lives on Milestrip Road in Brant, was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana; aggravated unlicensed operation of his motorcycle; operation of a motor vehicle without insurance; operation of an unregistered motorcycle; motorcycle helmet violation; no horn /and insufficient lights on his motorcycle.
Scinta also had an outstanding warrant out of Gowanda for petit larceny. He was taken into custody and transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment on the charges. -30-