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Tip leads to drug raid at Cheektowaga home

Tipped off by anonymous text messages, Cheektowaga police raided a Charnwood Drive home early Thursday and charged two people with drug possession.

Police found illegal prescription drugs in the home on Charnwood, located off Kensington Avenue near Harlem Road.

They charged Wanda Winfield, 45, and Dewayne Parker, 46, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a violation of state public health law, Cheektowaga police said.

Authorities said they received several tips via TIP411, an anonymous texting service.

In addition to Cheektowaga police, the Niagara County Drug Task Force and the Buffalo field office of the Drug Enforcement Agency took part in the investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant.