JAMESTOWN – A traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Water Street at Foote Avenue resulted in the seizure of a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, drug paraphernalia, cash and an illegal metal knuckle knife, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Police say 147 grams of crystal meth and 2.6 grams (14 bags) of fentanyl were seized. Officers charged Richard J. Catanese, Jr., 31, with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Christine M. Park, 33, a passenger in the vehicle, is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after she was allegedly found to possess a quantity of crystal methamphetamine.
Police say Catanese was also wanted as a Parole Absconder and is currently in the city jail awaiting arraignment on the felony drug charges.
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales and trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force Anonymous Tip Line at 483-Tips (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. All Tips are kept confidential.