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October 29, 2013

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a Franklinville resident following a traffic stop in the Town of Sardinia.

On Monday, October 28th, at about 11pm, Deputy Bradford Ballantyne and his K9 partner, Hayco, stopped one Christopher R. Steiner, age 45, of Peavy Rd, Franklinville, for speeding on Route 16 <Olean Road> in the Town of Sardinia. A subsequent roadside investigation led to the discovery of a loaded, unregistered .22 caliber pistol and a quantity of suspected marijuana.

Mr. Steiner was charged with Criminal Possession of a weapon in the 2nd Degree <Class C Felony> + Unlawful Possession of Marijuana + vehicle and traffic violations. He was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Sardinia Town Court.

"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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