Tonawanda Man Arraigned on Felony Drug Charges After Sheriff's Office Uncovers 1.5 Kilos of Cocaine in His Home

Modified: October 21, 2021 4:07pm

10/21/2021

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 37-year-old Adriane D. Roman of Town of Tonawanda was arraigned this afternoon before Tonawanda Town Court Justice J. Mark Gruber on the following offenses:

  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (Class “A-I” felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • Two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Class “A” misdemeanors)

The defendant is accused of possessing a large quantity of cocaine with intent to sell following an investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

On October 20, 2021, at approximately 3:40 p.m., members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Hawthorne Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda where they allegedly recovered approximately 1.5 kilos of cocaine, a quantity of crack cocaine, scales, packaging materials and a large sum of cash.

Roman is scheduled to return on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. before Tonawanda Town Court Justice Daniel T. Cavarello. He was held on $100,000 bail.  

DA Flynn commends the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT TEAM for their work in the investigation.  

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joelle M. Marino of the Justice Courts Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.