Former Erie County deputy pleads guilty to drug charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A former Erie County Sheriff’s deputy could spend up to one year in jail.

Adam Fiegl pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday.

Prosecutors said he took bribes and brought Suboxone to inmates at the holding center. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction.

Bribery and contraband charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

As another part of his plea deal, Fiegl was allowed to resign, instead of be terminated by the Sheriff’s Office.

Originally, Fiegl was terminated, but he filed a grievance against the decision. 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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