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Cheektowaga man sentenced to a year in jail following drug convictions

A Cheektowaga man convicted on drug charges was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail by Cheektowaga Town Judge Paul Piotrowski.

Michael R. Richardson, 28, was arrested March 22 after Cheektowaga police executed a search warrant at his East Grand Boulevard residence and found drugs and drug paraphernalia. Richardson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of Marijuana.

Richardson was again arrested June 14 by Cheektowaga police after he was found passed out inside a neighbor’s car.  When awakened him, Richardson was found to have cocaine in his possession.  He was then charged with two additional counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Cheektowaga police said the department had received numerous complaints about Richardson from neighbors who noted that the house also was the scene of several drug overdoses in the past.

Piotrowski imposed the one-year sentence because of Richardson’s extensive criminal record, his failure to keep up with the terms of his probation and attend drug rehabilitation programs.


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