BUFFALO — A Buffalo woman has been arrested on a drug charge, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Brittaney Ridgeway, 27, is charged with distribution of heroin, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on March 25, 2015, Cheektowaga Police officers recovered bundles of heroin following a traffic stop of a vehicle that the defendant was riding in with her boyfriend Dellsean Hamilton.
Hamilton was a large volume heroin supplier in Buffalo and the surrounding area and Ridgeway assisted him in the distribution of the heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hamilton was arrested in December 2015, also on distribution charges. Following Hamilton’s arrest, Ridgeway continued to distribute heroin. Officers made controlled purchases of heroin from Ridgeway on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.