Driver accused of heroin, needles

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Police say they stopped a vehicle that was traveling erratically on I-90 near the Town of Hamburg, Sunday. Police say the driver, 30-year-old Steven T. Lewinski, of Hamburg, is now facing drug charges.

Police report finding three hypodermic needles containing heroin residue and more than a gram of heroin inside the car. Lewinski said he was on medication, but said he didn’t have a prescription for hypodermic needles.

Lewinski was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors.

He will answer charges later this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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