JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown residents and a Buffalo man were indicted Tuesday in connection with an alleged cocaine ring in Jamestown.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says a federal grand jury indicted Kori Robinson, 22, Islandah Mitchell, 20, both of Jamestown, and Bruce Page, 25, of Buffalo, with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine.
Prosecutors say the trio was arrested last week following a traffic stop on North Main Street.
While searching the vehicle, police allegedly found brown purse with narcotics packaging baggies sticking out of it. Inside the purse, officers say they recovered a clear plastic baggie that contained two separate clear baggies containing suspected crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
Officers also allegedly recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana; empty packaging materials; a metal spoon with suspected drug residue; and several cell phones.
In total, during the stop police allegedly found 3.5 ounces of powder cocaine and 4.7 ounces of crack cocaine.
In January, prosecutors say the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Mitchell’s Lafayette Street Apartment in Jamestown. Investigators say they recovered quantities of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine; $2,000 in cash; two digital scales; credit cards; an iPhone; and a box of ammunition.
The three were arraigned in a Buffalo courtroom. Page was held in federal custody while Mitchell and Robinson were released.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.