BUFFALO, NY – Two Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies were arrested Saturday and charged with smuggling contraband into county jails.
According to a statement issued by the sheriff's Office, officers arrested Charles Hunt, 49, at the Erie County Holding Center at about 2:30 p.m. They charged him with first-degree possession of dangerous contraband in prison, which is a class D felony, and criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Meanwhile, a separate Sheriff's unit arrested Eric Stevens, 33, of Cheektowaga, as he left the Erie County Correctional Facility after completing his shift. He is charged with a felony for introducing contraband into a prison.
The statement said the arrests were the result of a month-long investigation that began with an anonymous tip.