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June 18, 2013

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office announce the arrest of Amanda C. Thiel, 22 y/o female and Brittney M. Hammond 21 y/o female both of the Town of Evans at approximately 1:45 pm today’s date.

Marine Patrol Deputies were in the area of Squaw Island in the City of Buffalo when they observed the females mixing a preparation of heroin about to inject the drug into their body with a hypodermic needle.  Deputies took both females into custody without incident prior to the injection of the drug.

Hammond was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, Loitering in the 1st degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Hammond was transported to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 pre-arraignment bail.  Thiel was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Loitering in the 1st degree.  Thiel was released on appearance tickets to return to the City of Buffalo Court on July 9th 2013. 

Authority:  Sgt. Rick Lauricella

"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the citizens of Erie County for your support! Together, we will continue to make a our community a safer and better place to live."
- Tim Howard

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