JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Metro Task Force seized 59 bags of heroin and less than one gram of fentanyl during a raid of 196 Barrett Ave. Tuesday evening, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Lynn J. Jackson, 39, of Jamestown, is charged with third and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police also reportedly located a quantity of cash and suboxone strips during the raid.
Jackson was taken to the city jail where he is currently awaiting arraignment.
WNYNewsNow reached out to JPD Captain Robert Samuelson to see what the latest trends are regarding the most popular drug. Samuelson said that crystal meth remains the trend, despite Tuesday’s raid.
“We are seeing a major insurgence of crystal meth in the Jamestown area and have seen this change over the past year or two,” Samuelson said. “This case from last night is significant because of the fentanyl connection. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potent to those who use it.”
“We are still seeing heroin cases here in Jamestown, but not at the level it was several years ago, and we have only seen fentanyl on a couple of occasions. Users of heroin may not be aware of its presence, and it often leads to overdoses when used.”
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales and trafficking of narcoties within the Jamestown area can leave an anonymous tip at 483-Tips (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. All tips are kept confidential. The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Jamestown Police and the Town of Ellicott Police.