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January 1, 2012- Town of Grand Island- Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrests of a Grand Island woman on marijuana related charges made by the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol over the New Year’s weekend. 

      Deputies Brad Girdler and Jason Clark, arrested Susan M. Bass, 44, of Grand Island for Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the 1st Degree.  This charge was the result of a 911 call from the parent of a child who was smoking marijuana at Mrs. Bass’ home on New Year’s Eve.  There were three minors smoking marijuana at her home and Mrs. Bass had previously been advised several times by Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives that this activity was regularly happening in her home.  Per the statute she was charged because she had reason to know that this activity was taking place at her home and permitted it.  She was processed and released on appearance tickets for Town of Grand Island Justice Court.