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A December court date has been scheduled for a former Laidlaw Transit supervisor arrested by Cheektowaga police last week on a drug possession count.

Paul Gresham, 50, of 15 Treehaven Road, Buffalo, is scheduled to appear in Cheektowaga Town Court on Dec. 10, after police charged him on Oct. 3 with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.

Gresham, who was arraigned this week and apparently has resigned from the bus company since his arrest, was charged after an officer spotted him at about 6 p.m. in a company vehicle on Sugar Road with crack cocaine and a crack pipe, according to police.

Gresham, a branch manager with Laidlaw, apparently resigned through his supervisor but faced termination anyway pending the outcome of the case, said Sean McCabe, director of safety for Laidlaw.

Reports that Gresham was picking up children at the time are false, McCabe added.

"Paul Gresham never drives children in the back of that car. He is three levels removed from a bus driver," said McCabe.

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