CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB)–The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says a shoplifting investigation by Cheektowaga Police led to two people facing drug-related charges.
Authorities say at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Cheektowaga Police, who conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Clarence, contacted deputies as officers investigated a shoplifting complaint.
Officers discovered approximately five grams of cocaine during the investigation.
Deputies arrested 64-year-old Frank Morrocco of Williamsville and 53-year-old Laurie Lanthier of Lancaster and charged them each with a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Morrocco and Lanthier are awaiting arraignment in the Erie County Holding Center.