Arrests Made Following Months Long Narcotics Investigation At Motel 

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FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – Police have made two arrests in connection with a months long narcotics investigation at a northern Chautauqua County motel.  

On Tuesday, the Dunkirk Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Fredonia Police Department executed a search warrant at 10455 Bennett Rd. room 117 in the Village of Fredonia. A vehicle at the same location was also searched.  

Deputies said this was the result of a two-month investigation into narcotics sales out of room 117 at the Econo Lodge Motel. 41-year-old Megan Waterman and 41-year-old Dale Miller Jr. were arrested.  

As a result of the search, investigators found 8.72 grams of fentanyl, .10 grams of crack cocaine, 16.26 grams of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material for narcotics sales and $1249.00 in US currency.  

Both Megan Waterman and Dale Miller Jr. were charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia 2nd.  

Waterman also had an arrest warrant from City of Dunkirk Court. Both suspects were transported to the Centralized Arraignment Program at the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Jail. 

Authorities ask members of the community to call and report suspicious or narcotics related activity within their neighborhoods. For the Dunkirk Police Department Tip line call 716-363-0313, for the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Tip line call either 800-344-8702 or 716-664-2420. 


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