Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today the arrest of Erie County employee Randy Rettig after a several month long investigation for narcotics and theft of county property.
Rettig was arrested this morning following a traffic stop by Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz for driving while under the influence of drugs as well as various vehicle and traffic violations. After a search of Rettig’s vehicle, Deputies discovered county property and cocaine. At that point Deputies charged Rettig with petit larceny, possession of stolen property and criminal procession of a controlled substance.
A Senior Computer Programmer with the county’s Department of Information and Support Services, Rettig was immediately placed on administrative leave by County Executive Mark Poloncarz pending a full investigation.
Rettig was transported to the Erie County Holding Center where he awaits arraignment in Buffalo City Court followed by an appearance in Amherst town court.