Grandmother from Cheektowaga faces charges of selling opioids from her home

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Cheektowaga grandmother is facing serious drug charges following an investigation into drug dealing by multiple police agencies.

Officials say Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Cheektowaga Police Department worked together with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office to investigate 46-year-old Wand Winfield.

Officers say they had investigated Winfield’s Charnwood Avenue home in Cheektowaga before acting on that information. Police say they learned she sold opioid pills out of her home, and purchased pills off of other patients to resell and supply her drug trade.

In drug trades on two days in 2015, police say she is suspected of selling over 50 pills with a street value of nearly $3,000. During one of those sales, police say she sold drugs to a confidential informant while cradling one of her grandchildren.

Police say they arrested her, leading to an indictment charging her with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The charges she faces could see her behind bars for a maximum sentence of up to 18 years behind bars.

 

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