Two men and a woman were arrested by Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives during a Friday morning raid on a Carl Road duplex.
Dezeree Salley, 28, of Niagara Falls; Michael Giordano, 32, of the Carl Road address; and Jason Klinger, 37 of Lewiston, were taken to the Erie County Holding Center.
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Klinger is a registered sex offender and is scheduled to begin serving a 2½-year prison term on sex offense and drug charges that his attorneys worked out with Niagara County Court officials recently.
All three were charged with criminal possession of controlled substances with intent to sell, a felony carrying a possible 25-year prison term, and lesser drug charges.
The raid, conducted under a search warrant issued by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, led to the seizure of an array of illegal substances with a marijuana-growing operation found in the attic, the sheriff said.
He said a fourth person may be charged after consulting with the Erie County District Attorneys’ office.