Two Jailed On Drug Charges

Two Jamestown men were jailed early Thursday after methamphetamine and marijuana were found during a traffic stop.

Officers observed a white PT Cruiser fail to keep right while southbound on Baker Street in the city of Jamestown. The driver was identified as 46-year-old John Sample, who was found to be driving on a suspended license.

A passenger in the car, 36-year-old Matthew Haskins, was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, Jamestown police said Thursday in a press release.

The pair was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident and held pending arraignment in court.

Haskins was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Sample was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and uninspected motor vehicle.

In August 2016, Haskins was charged after leading Jamestown police on a high-speed chase through the city before crashing into a storage trailer on River Street. He was later found hiding under a tractor-trailer not far from the crash.

He was also one of seven charged in a drug raid in August 2017 at a Forest Avenue residence. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Jamestown Police Department S.W.A.T Team and New York State troopers served a search warrant after the home was reported as a “nuisance in the neighborhood,” police said at the time.

Haskins was charged in that incident with seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.