Brittaney Ridgeway of Buffalo faces up to 20 years in prison after being charged with the distribution of heroin.
The 27-year old was arrested after Cheektowaga Police officers recovered bundles of heroin from her vehicle during a traffic stop. Ridgeway was riding with her boyfriend Dellsean Hamilton when the vehicle was pulled over. Analysis of the heroin recovered determined that some of the drug contained fentanyl.
A subsequent investigation found that Hamilton was a large volume heroin supplier in Buffalo. Hamiltonwas arrested in 2015, also on distribution charges. Following that arrest officers learned that Ridgeway assisted Hamilton in selling heroin. Officers purchased heroin from Ridgeway on two occasions in February of this year.
Ridgeway is being detained pending a detention hearing set for March 4th. She also faces a potential $1,000,000 fine.