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False gun report leads to multiple charges

A 24-year-old East Aurora man was arrested on drug and false reporting charges by Buffalo police who responded to a man-with-a-gun report and confronted him at Niagara Street and Forest Avenue at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

Richard Wagner, of Centre Street, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after officers found quantities of heroin residue, prescription pills, syringes and “several chunks of heroin” in his clothing.

He was also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia and falsely reporting an incident for having someone call about a man with a gun. He reportedly apologized about the false gun claim.