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Unlighted license plates leads to arrest in Springville

A traffic stop in Springville for unlighted license plates led to a man’s arrest early Tuesday on a variety of charges, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday a deputy saw a vehicle traveling on North Buffalo Street without license plates lights, a department spokesman said. During the traffic stop, it was learned that the driver, Tarik Ramadhan, had five active suspensions on his license.

Ramadhan, 30, of Ashford, was taken into custody and his vehicle was searched, revealing four bags containing suspected heroin, as well as a hypodermic needle, authorities reported. Ramadhan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and unspecified vehicle and traffic violations.

He’s in custody at the county holding center, pending arraignment in Springville Village Court.