(4:30 PM) Complaints Of Drug Activity Lead To Crack Cocaine Discovery

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Several complaints of narcotics activity in a Jamestown apartment led to the discovery of a crack cocaine trafficking business Thursday.

Police announced the arrests of 32-year-old Ryan J. Stills and 55-year-old Warren E. Dinkens on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force was the result of “numerous tips and complaints” regarding the 42 W. 10th St. upper apartment.

“The investigation revealed that the upper apartment at the location was primarily being rented and used for the sole purpose of the sales and trafficking of crack cocaine,” Jamestown police said in a press release.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers made entry Thursday around 2:30 p.m. with the assistance of the Jamestown SWAT Team. Inside authorities found crack cocaine laced with fentanyl and drug paraphernalia “for the use and purpose of drug sales.”

Ryan Stills, pictured at left, and Warren Dinkens

“This is a very dangerous substance and exposure to fentanyl can be fatal,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department.

Stills and Dinkens were being held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

Additional arrests were expected, JPD said.