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.