Trio Arrested Following Narcotics Investigation


BROCTON – Three Chautauqua County residents are facing charges after an arrest warrant check by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police turned drug investigation revealed a number of narcotics allegedly packaged for sale.

Steven J. Andrews, 54, Draonn D Richardson-Copeland, 30, and a 16-year-old girl are all facing charges after deputies allegedly discovered a quantity of crack cocaine, narcotic prescription pills, a quantity of marijuana, electronic scales and packaging materials consistent with the sales and distribution of street level narcotics at a house at 14 John St. in the Village of Brocton on Wednesday.

Deputies said the 16-year-old female was taken to Chautauqua County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant. She was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.



Both Andrews and Richardson-Copeland were taken to jail and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies said further charges based on the items located from the search are pending.

Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force assisted in this investigation.



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