JAMESTOWN – An ongoing investigation into the unlawful manufacture and trafficking of methamphetamine in the Jamestown area has led to the arrest of four individuals.
Jamestown police say members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 600 W. 5th St. Thursday night, March 26. Police say entry was gained into the location with the assistance of the Jamestown Police SWAT team and inside they found a “one pot method” meth lab with more than 4 ounces of meth oil and a quantity of methamphetamine.
Police say also inside the location was 30 year-old Beau Jones, a Jamestown man who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for unlawful manufacture and possession of meth in the 2nd degree.
Three others were also in the residence during the raid and charged with 2nd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of meth in the 3rd degree. The names of the three are:
- Rocco Beardsley, 29
- Aimee Hogg, 29
- Brandon Smith, 28
Police say the investigation was assisted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT).
The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force is made up of members of the Jamestown Police Department, Ellicott Police, and assisted by the NY State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) and the Chautauqua County Department of Probation.
The Southern Regional Drug Task Force is made up of members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police.
Anyone with information on the illegal trafficking or manufacture of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force anonymous tip line at (716) 483-Tips.