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Springville resident Gerald Stresing arrested for selling drugs

SPRINGVILLE — Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reported that the Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit arrested Gerald Stresing, 42, of Springville, who was discovered selling large quantities of Lortabs®, a brand name of the narcotic hydrocodone, in the Springville area. The arrest took place on Jan. 14 at 2:18 p.m.

Information obtained by police indicated that Stresing was selling to individuals as far north as Lockport and Tonawanda. He had sold his prescription pills to an undercover sheriff’s deputy, on multiple occasions.

Stresing was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, after being charged with the sale of controlled substances in the fourth degree, a “C” felony, and a “D” felony, possession of controlled substances. He will be arraigned in the village of Springville Court.

The arrest was made in conjunction with an ongoing county-wide investigation into opiate abuse. Stresing was apprehended, after a 3-month long investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit.
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