Snellings: Prendergast Ave. Drug Trafficking Is Focal Point For Police

File Image: 853 Prendergast Ave. where a fatal shooting took place in June 2016. Image by Justin Gould.

JAMESTOWN-Prendergast Ave. remains a focal point of the Metro Drug Task Force’s work according to Police Chief Harry Snellings.

Snellings told WNYNewsNow Friday the ongoing issues around the 800 block of Prendergast Ave. warranted an investigation Thursday during a raid at 853 Prendergast Ave.

“We had a lot of complaints from neighbors in the area and with the ongoing issues in the 800 block of Prendergast Ave., we felt it was appropriate to pursue it,” Snellings said.

“We aren’t ignoring other areas, but we’ve dealt with a lot of crimes, including violent ones, in the 800 block of Prendergast Ave.”

Eight people were arrested in total Thursday, three of whom allegedly caused a disturbance after the raid. Obryan Ramos, 28, was shot to death at this location last summer.

Ryan Hedrick contributed to this report.

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    • No we r not out the st ha
      We out we dont sell drugs
      Even the search warrant was for a person that doesn’t live here

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