Two City Residents Busted In Sting Operation

Two city residents have been remanded to the County Jail following a Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force sting operation.

Tonya M. DiBlasi, 45, of Schuyler St., Jamestown and James F. Chase, 29, of Busti-Sugargrove Road, Jamestown were charged Monday evening after Task Force members allege the pair sold over one half-ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover agent.

As a result of the arrest, police officials seized an additional quantity of methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, concentrated cannabis, scales and packaging materials and a stun gun.

Chase and DiBlasi have been charged with third-degree criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. DiBlasi faces additional charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Both suspects were arraigned in the Town of Stockton Court by Justice Cunningham and subsequently remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 property bond pending further action of the court.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police Department. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhoods at either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.