JAMESTOWN – A 64-year-old Jamestown parolee is facing drug charges after police executive a search warrant at his W. 6th Street house on Friday morning.
The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force assisted members of the NY State Division of Parole in raiding Louis Rivera’s house at 510 W. 6th St.
During the search, parole officers allegedly located more than 9 grams of fentanyl, 4.7 grams of methamphetamine and packaging material for the sales of illegal narcotics.
Police say fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, is responsible for the vast majority of overdose deaths that have occurred in our area over the past year as it is now commonly mixed with narcotics such as heroin and crystal methamphetamine.
Rivera, officers report, was taken into custody and is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal using drug paraphernalia. Rivera was held on a parole violation warrant.
Anyone with 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). All tips are kept confidential.