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Buffalo police cell block attendant suspended without pay after search of Buffalo home

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 09:35:04-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo police cell block attendant has been suspended without pay after the search of a Buffalo home Thursday.

According to the state health department, cell block attendant, Joseph Slomba, was charged with a misdemeanor controlled substance offense for allegedly concealing drugs. A spokesperson released the following statement:

"The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) is responsible for protecting the public health by combating the illegal use and trafficking of prescription controlled substances. Based on a BNE investigation, Joseph Slomba, a Buffalo Police Department employee, was charged with a misdemeanor controlled substance offense pursuant to Penal Law Section 178.26(1) for obtaining a controlled substance by concealing a material fact and was issued an appearance ticket. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this time."

According to a Buffalo police spokesperson, Slomba has been suspended without pay in connection with the search.