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News Update! for Tues., Sept. 9, 2014

Latest drug raid in Jamestown on Barrett Ave. nets two arrests, heroin and "crack," gun and cash...

Two people have been arrested for allegedly trafficking Heroin and "crack" cocaine in Jamestown... literally one day after they moved into the house they were in.  City Police Chief Harry Snellings says they had been tracking one of the suspects... Michael Newton... who was arrested during this afternoon's raid at 254 Barrett Ave.  Snellings says they and Ellicott police were involved in the raid just after 12 p.m. today.  He says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police C-NET Team were involved as part of the on-going investigation into trafficking both narcotic drugs.  Snellings also says they appreciate their new collaboration with Ellicott police.  In addition to Newton... he says they also arrested another resident, Nichole Campbell, who just moved into the Jamestown-area.  Snellings they seized 40 bags of heroin, 2.4-ounces of "crack" cocaine a 38-calibur hand-gun with ammunition, and $13,000 cash.  Snellings says the arrests are part of the Jamestown Police Department's on-going investigation into illegal narcotics sales in the city that have been on-going for the past two-years.  He says Newton and Campbell will likely be arraigned on Felony drug, and weapons charges tomorrow.  If you have any information on the illegal trafficking of drugs in Jamestown... call city police at 483-7537... or their confidential tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.