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Man Calls Crime Stoppers Tip Line Asking To Buy Drugs
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Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest today of two people on drug related charges after a man inadvertently contacted the Crime Stoppers tipline early this afternoon asking to be “hooked up” with some drugs.

Sr. Detective Alan Rozansky received the call around noon, answering the phone with his identifying salutation:  “Crime Stoppers”.  The caller evidently didn’t hear Rozansky and continued to ask him if he could “hook me up” with some drugs. 

Rozansky proceeded to play along with the caller and arranged a meeting in the parking lot of a restaurant at Main Street and Transit Road in Clarence a short time later.

ECSO undercover narcotics detectives arrived at the scene and questioned the suspect. Information was developed and through the course of the investigation it was determined a local woman was selling her prescription of Suboxone. 

A short time later, Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives witnessed a drug transaction take place in the parking lot of a restaurant on Walden Avenue and Transit Road in Cheektowaga, between 27 year old Hank Salisbury of Princeton Street, South Buffalo, and 35 year old Tracy Tarsey of Wayne Street, Depew, in which Tarsey sold a quantity of her own prescribed Suboxone to Salisbury.

Both were taken into custody without incident.  Tracy Tarsey was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance – B felony-  and a misdemeanor for having a prescribed substance out of its original container.

Hank Salisbury was also charged with the same misdemeanor for having a prescribed substance out of its original container.       

Tarsey was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment; Salisbury was issued an appearance ticket.

Suboxone is used for treating heroin addicts.      

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