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News Update for Wed., June 11, 2014

Mayville man jailed for allegedly selling Heroin to undercover drug agents...

A Mayville man has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to undercover drug agents from a residence in the Hartfield-area.  Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force members say they took 32 year-old Justin Eck into custody this morning at his 4458 Morris Rd. home on a warrant issued in Chautauqua Town Court.  Task Force agents say Eck was arrested following a three-month investigation into drug sales from the Hartfield location.  He faces charges of one count each of third-degree criminal possesion... and, criminal sale of a controlled substance.  He was arraigned in Chautauqua town court... and, sent to the county jail on $30,000 cash bail.

McDonald's employee arrested for allegedly giving police false story about robbery...

An employee at a McDonald's Restaurant in Jamestown faces a falsely reporting an incident charge for allegedly saying he was robbed at gun-point -- and the story was later found to be fake.  City police say officers were called to the scene at 1411 East Second St. about 2:45 this morning on a report of an armed robbery.  When they arrived... police say the 25 year-old man told them he was robbed at the drive-thru window.  Officers say further investigation through the day showed that there was no robbery.  Police say charges a pending against the employee.

Green says Leg. District 12 Committee to make another selection to fill legislature seat...

A County Legislative District committee in Jamestown will meet later this week to make a decision on whether to appoint someone to fill a vacancy in that district.  Chautauqua County Democrat Committee Chairman Norm Green says the District-12 committee will gather Friday to decide on filling the seat vacated when Fred Larson resigned to fill a new, second City Court Judge's position.  Green was disappointed that the legislature rejected the panel's choice of former lawmaker Chuck Cornell last month.  He says this panel is empowered by the County Charter to fill a vacancy if the seat was held by a Democrat... so it's an "official" committee.  Following the legislature's 10-to-7 vote last month to not confirm Cornell for the seat... he said that he didn't want to go through the process again.  At that point... Green said he would encourage Cornell to circulate petitions for a special election to fill the seat this November.  The committee can opt to appoint someone until a special election is held... or, wait until a special election is held.  Two north county Democrats voted with eight Republicans to not confirm Cornell last month.