Drug charges were filed recently against three Jamestown residents after authorities searched their home. The search was conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police Officers. A City Court judge issued a warrant for the search based on allegations by authorities that two of the defendants had sold crack cocaine to undercover agents. No further details of those drug charges were immediately released.
A 53-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were each charged with third degree possession and sale of a controlled substance. A 27-year-old man was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. No information was provided indicating where the drugs were found during the search and under what circumstances. Concerning the 27-year-old, authorities said only that he was found to possess "a controlled substance" during the search. All three were awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Court.
Whatever the actual circumstances, each individual will now need to respond to the allegations and fight for his or her freedom. Even the misdemeanor charge carries a possible 1-year prison term with conviction. Of course, none of these individuals have as yet been convicted of anything, and there is no indication from authorities that any of them have ever been in trouble with the law previously. A New York criminal law attorney focused on helping people facing drug charges may help sort through the details of the investigations and allegations and fight for a successful result.
Source: The Post-Journal, "Three Jamestown Residents Face Drug Charges," Jamestown Post Journal Staff, Aug 26, 2011