JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Five people were arrested during two drug raids in Jamestown on Wednesday.
Investigators with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executive search warrants at 307 East 6th Street and 837 Lafayette Street around 11:30 a.m.
Within the 6th Street apartment, police recovered approximately 93.8 grams of fentanyl/heroin mixture, 14.1 grams of crack cocaine, a shotgun, ammunition, metal knuckles, scales, packaging materials, and cash.
As a result, 28-year-old Fermin Rodriguez-Robles, 56-year-old Fermin Rodriguez-Rivera, and 19-year-old Montana Karash were arrested and face various drug charges.
Furthermore, the three were also charged with animal cruelty after police found a an elderly pitbull dog inside a garage. The dog, police say, was in poor health with open wounds to its body and was malnourished. After consulting with a local vet, the dog had to be euthanized.
On Lafayette Street, 31-year-old David Rivera-Torres and 38-year-old Yackeline Alejandro were allegedly busted with fentanyl, drug packaging materials and scales. They also face drug charges.
Anyone with information about illegal drug or criminal activity are asked to call the Jamestown Police Department Tip line at 716-483-8477 (TIPS).