Jamestown Police Charge City Man With Weapon, Drug Possession

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JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man has been charged with a trio of felonies after Jamestown Police responded to a report of a man with a weapon at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, on Myrtle Street and Columbia Avenue.

Randall K.Mesler Jr., 19, was charged after police observed him allegedly trying to conceal what looked like a handgun. During the initial investigation police allegedly found glassine envelopes containing heroin.

Meslerwas arrested and taken to the City Jail. Immediately after he was transported, police found 1.6 grams of methamphetamine in the rear of the police car that they said Mesler tried to conceal. During a search of his backpack, police found packaging materials, drug paraphernalia, a switch blade knife and digital scales.

Mesler was charged with third-degree felony criminal possession of a weapon, felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, felony tampering with physical evidence, seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. The suspected firearm was identified as a CO2 BB Gun.

Mesler was being held pending arraignment.

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