Deputies make 4 drug arrests during 12-hour span of traffic stops

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In only 12 hours, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies say they caught four drivers and a passenger with drugs.

Starting shortly after 6:30 p.m., deputies’ first arrest happened in the town of Concord. Forestville resident Scott Schober, 22, was stopped on Genesee Rd. and allegedly found with glassy eyes, slurred speech and a lack of coordination.

He was later charged with DWI-drugs, criminal controlled substance possession and possessing a controlled substance in a non-original container.

A little more than four hours later, deputies stopped Todd Jalowiec, 24, on W. Main St. in Springville. They say they found marijuana in his possession after he failed to stop at a stop sign.

More than a half hour after midnight, deputies in Grand Island arrested a driver and a passenger with some help from a canine.

The deputies’ dog allegedly sniffed out the presence of drugs in a car on Whitehaven Rd. Eventually, authorities say they found multiple smoking pipes and a jar of marijuana before arresting 19-year-olds Joseph Alkhatib and Justin Graesser.

The final traffic stop-related drug arrest by deputies was made at 2:43 a.m. Collins resident Brian Barrett, 36, was found with eight active suspensions on his license.

Barrett was released on traffic and appearance tickets after deputies say they also found marijuana in his possession.

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