Two Philadelphia men who authorities believe have been bringing heroin to Buffalo on a regular basis have been arrested by local drug investigators, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.
Edwin Santiago, 27, and Chayanne Colon-Medina, 22, were arrested in a Bailey Avenue home and are being held in the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in City Court.
Following a month-long investigation by the sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, assisted by the Buffalo Police Narcotics Unit and the Erie County District Attorney’s office, the two men were arrested under a search warrant issued by State Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Drury.
They allegedly were observed selling heroin in the city to several residents of the suburbs, according to Senior Detective Alan Rozansky, head of the sheriff’s Narcotics Unit.
Santiago is charged with felony criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell; criminal possession of a narcotic drug; concealing, altering or destroying physical evidence; obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest for allegedly fighting deputies taking him into custody. Colon-Medina is charged with criminal trespass for allegedly entering and remaining unlawfully in the Bailey Avenue home and obstructing governmental administration.