Cheektowaga man sent to jail for a year on drug convictions

Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police.
Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police.

Cheektowaga Police said that on Thursday, Michael R. Richardson, 28, of East Grand Blvd, was sentenced to one year in jail by Town Judge Paul Piotrowski.

Richardson’s house had been a source of many complaints from neighbors. The house was also the scene of several overdoses in the past, according to CPD.

Richardson was first arrested last March after police executed a search warrant on his residence and found numerous types of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

At that point, he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

CPD arrested Richardson was again in June after he was found passed out inside a neighbor’s car. Police discovered cocaine in his possession. At that point, he was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Judge Piotrowski handed down the sentence in part because of Richardson’s criminal record and his failure of probation and drug rehab programs.

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