A West Seneca woman awaiting sentencing on federal drug charges was arrested Thursday night at her home on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, following a three-month investigation by town police, officials said.
Officers with the West Seneca police narcotics unit executed a search warrant at the Dwyer Street home of Caroline Stuchal, 39, where they found 71 Hydrocone pills.
West Seneca police had previously worked with federal agents in a cocaine case against Stuchal, and her husband, Vincent Stuchal.
Caroline Stuchal was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. She had admitted to selling cocaine from two restaurants run by her husband.
According to court documents, she was expected to be sentenced to 37 to 46 months in federal prison. She could have faced five to 40 years.
Her arrest Thursday could change those terms.