Jamestown Trio Charged With Drug Possession In Warrant Check

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MAYVILLE – A Jamestown trio was arrested after deputies seized methamphetamine and other drugs during a warrant check of a Blanchard Street residence Thursday afternoon, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies reportedly observed a vehicle driven by Kristen Nelson, 38, pulling into the driveway. Sarah E. Johnson, 40, and Richard Philbrick, 33, were reportedly passengers, along with multiple children. Johnson was reportedly observed placing items behind one of the children.

Deputies alleged that they observed a large methamphetamine pipe sticking out of a diaper bag that was sitting between two children. A bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe were also reportedly located directly next to a child.

A search of the vehicle, assisted by Sheriff’s K9, reportedly revealed a large sum of cash, three scales, plastic bag packaging material, Clonazepam pill, multiple containers of methamphetamine, and multiple hypodermic needles. CPS was contacted for the children.

Nelson is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and operation with a back seat passenger less than four years old without a child seat. She was held on $2,500 bail.

Johnson is charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, possessing a hypodermic instrument, and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. She was remanded on $2,500 bail.

Philbrick is charged with felony first-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Due to his parole status, he was held without bail.

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