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Accused meth dealers arrested in Southtowns

Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 09:02:54-04

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Following a weeks-long investigation, Erie County Sheriffs arrested three people for possessing methamphetamine and other drug-related charges on August 22nd. During the search of a home in Colden, Deputies found a felony amount of meth as well as hydrocodone pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

49-year-old Dawn Smercak and 51-year-old David Smercak were both charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a stimulent with intent to sell, and criminal possesion of a stimulant. David Smercak was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.

In a separate yet connected arrest, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in Springvile where they found 37-year-old Gregory Schroeder driving with a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, Schroeder was found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Schroeder is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a stimulant, misdemeanor count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and driving with an unlicensed vehicle.

All three are pending arraignment at the Erie County Holding Center. The Smercaks are known to the Sheriff’s Office for drug activity in the Southtowns. David is a convicted felon as well as having six previous misdemeanor convictions; some were drug-related. Dawn has five misdemeanor convictions for drug-related offenses. The Sheriff’s Office believes the three subjects were working together to distribute methamphetamine throughout the southern tier and surrounding areas.