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"Large amount" of heroin found during police raid in Jamestown...

Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a "middle-level" heroin trafficking operation on Jamestown's eastside.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says Jamestown officers and members of the State Police C-NET Team had been conducting surveillance on an apartment at 241 Crescent Street the past several weeks.  However... just as they were preparing to raid the home about 1 p.m. Tuesday... officers spotted the main suspect -- 27 year-old Jensen Vazquez -- and a woman... leaving the apartment to allegedly distribute a large amount of heroin.  Vazquez was found with a "large quantity" of heroin in his possession.  Samuelson says he and the woman, 22 year-old Selena Hare, were both charged with Felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He adds investigators found the 27 year-old Vazquez with about 170 doses of heroin in his possession.  He says both Vazquez and Hare were taken to the city lock-up.  The JPD SWAT Team then entered the apartment... and, arrested 25 year-old Janelle Cornelius.  They also found more packaged heroin inside.  Samuelson says the investigation is continuing.  He says anyone with information about the sale or possession of illegal narcotics can contact JPD's anonymous tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.

Lakewood man arrested for alleged involvement with Meth Lab in Westfield...

A Lakewood man has been arrested for allegedly running a Methamphetime Lab inside a town of Westfield home.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they had received complaints about a suspicous situation at the residence at 8378 Schultz Road.  Task Force members say neighbors were concerned about the people staying there, and a strange odor coming from the home.  Drug agents Monday night investigated the situation... and, interviewed 43 year-old Christopher Swanson.  He was detained until Task Force members checked out the house...where they found materials used to produce methamphetime... a quantity of 'Meth...' a quantity of marijuana... and, a shotgun.  After finding the items... the Task Force called in the county's Hazardous Materials Team to collect the toxic materials... and, render them safe.  Swanson faces a number of charges... including criminal possession of precursors of Methamphetime... criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, criminal possession of a weapon.  A criminal background found he has Felony convictions in Alaska... so the weapon's charge will be a Felony.  Swanson was arraigned and sent to the county jail.


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