Jamestown Man Sentenced For Felony Drug Possession After Evading Arrest

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MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – After evading arrest for months, a 50-year-old Jamestown man was finally sentenced for felony drug possession in Chautauqua County Court this week.

The county District Attorney’s Office says Christopher Howie was sentenced Wednesday to six years behind bars after he plead guilty to third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, back in December 2021.

Howie, prosecutors said, was due back in court for sentencing in May of this year but failed to appear. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.

The now convicted felon was allegedly busted by Jamestown Police two times in 2021, during two drug raids in May and September where in both instances police recovered crack cocaine, fentanyl, suboxone strips, scales, packaging materials and cash.


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