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Cheektowaga woman charged with selling opioids out of her home

A woman accused of selling opioid pills out of her Cheektowaga home was arraigned Tuesday in State Supreme Court on multiple drug charges.

Wanda Winfield, 46, of 67 Charnwood Ave., pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

After authorities received a tip that Winfield was selling opioids out of her house, she became the subject of an investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Cheektowaga Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to the District Attorney’s Office. She is suspected of buying and reselling pills prescribed to others. Prosecutors say she sold more than 50 oxymorphone pills to a confidential informant on Nov. 20 and 24, cradling her grandchild during one of the sales.

After entering her plea, Winfield was released on her own recognizance.