Three arrested at student apartments off North Campus
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 21:03
Three men were arrested following a narcotics dispute at the Villas at Chestnut Ridge late Monday night.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., the Amherst Police Department (APD) received a call regarding Jacob Schiller of Amherst. The caller said Schiller was “agitated” and Schiller threatened he might “take matters into his own hands,” according to APD.
In apartment 4105, officers found Michael Sussman, a biological sciences major, lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back with flex cuffs. An inoperable handgun was found in the kitchen trashcan. The investigation, which is ongoing, revealed Schiller and Sussman were involved in a dispute over narcotics distribution, APD said in a press release.
Authorities believe Sussman may have angered Schiller by providing narcotics to an acquaintance, according to The Buffalo News.
The officers then found Jeffrey Barber of Kenmore in the parking lot outside the apartment. They arrested him and believe he is Sussman’s partner. The man did not struggle against the officers.
Sussman and Barber were charged with conspiring to commit a narcotics felony. Schiller was charged with felony assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. The men were arraigned in Amherst Town Court, according to APD.
It is not clear if Schiller and Barber are affiliated with UB.