JAMESTOWN – Two known Buffalo street gang members were arrested Wednesday morning during an executed search warrant of 214 W. 7th St., according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Earl L. Stone, 26, and Shaquelle M. Coleman, 25, are reportedly known to be members of the “Fruit Belt Posse”, a violent Buffalo street gang.
Both were taken into custody without incident on warrants. Jamestown Police said that the two are violent parole violators.
According to the New York State Department of Corrections, Stone served just over four years in state prison for a first-degree robbery charge that occurred in Erie County. Coleman, meanwhile, served more than two-and-a-half years for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
“We are glad to have these two in custody. They are both members of the violent Buffalo street gang “Fruit Belt Posse”,” Samuelson said in a quote to WNYNewsNow. “The agents and officers were able to quickly gather info on the whereabouts of the two and were able to take them into custody without incident.”
“We have seen Fruit Belt members in the city for several years now.”
Police also reportedly located a quantity of crack cocaine and about $1,000 in cash. Both are currently being held on parole violations and additional charges are expected pending further investigation.
Jamestown Police said the arrest resulted from a joint investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force – Buffalo Office, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police K9, and the New York State Parole.