Heroin

Tom Puckett
September 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a 3 year old was rescued from a hot car when her mother overdosed on heroin. Late Tuesday night, police say an officer saw what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, parked but running with its lights on in the parking lot of a closed business on...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Four Western New York men were part of a 23-count indictment from a federal grand jury and charged with conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin plus 400 grams or more of fentanyl, resulting in the deaths of several recovering addicts. Charged in the conspiracy...
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Grand Island, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 28 year old Niagara Falls man Sunday during a traffic stop on the I-190 on Grand Island. Michael Paonessa was pulled over during a traffic stop and is now facing numerous drug charges. Deputies say Paonessa could not produce a...
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February 02, 2018 - 11:43 am
The Erie County Sheriff's office reports a heroin bust made across the street from Public School 76, The Herman Badillo Bi-Lingual Academy, an Elementary School on Carolina Street at Elmwood Ave. Here's their announcement, released Friday morning: MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION AND SALE OF HEROIN Over...
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Tom Puckett
November 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces ten arrests in a fentanyl trafficking ring stretching from WNY to California. As part of the multi-agency investigation dubbed “Operation Blue Death,” authorities seized 502 pills laced with fentanyl, over 100 grams of black tar...
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Mike Baggerman
September 28, 2017 - 6:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a visit to Buffalo on Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new actions to combat the fentanyl crisis in communities across the state. Cuomo will advance legislation to add 11 fentanyl analogs to the state-controlled substances schedule, giving law enforcement the...
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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police along with New York State Police, Lackawanna PD, Erie County Sheriff’s, Safe Streets Task Force, DEA and local swat teams executed 120 search warrants throughout the city of Buffalo over a one month period that began on July 11th. Police say the following results...
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Tyler M. Melisz
Orchard Park Police
Richard Root
July 24, 2017 - 5:58 am
ORCHARD PARK, NY (WBEN) - A Blasdell man with 36 suspensions on his license is in more hot water after being found passed out in a stopped vehicle on Southwestern Boulevard Sunday evening. Orchard Park Police say 25-year-old Tyler Melisz they were called to the "Five Corners" intersection about 7:...
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July 17, 2017 - 4:32 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The opioid and heroin epidemic continues to extend far into the fabric of Buffalo and Western New York as the Acting United States Attorney for WNY James Kennedy Monday announced the fifth case in which the distribution of potent heroin is alleged to be the cause of two...
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Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of the New York State Opioid Task Force hosted a hearing on the opioid, heroin, and addiction epidemic at Erie Community College’s City Campus on Wednesday morning. State Senator Chris Jacobs led the meetings and explained the purpose of these hearings are to assess...
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