‘Large Quantity’ Of Drugs Seized, Pair Charged In Traffic Stop
A “large quantity” of methamphetamine was seized and two Jamestown men are facing multiple drug felony charges following a traffic stop Friday evening.
Jamestown police in a press release said its K-9 unit observed a car fail to signal a turn 100 feet in the area of Allen Street and Foot Avenue around 7:30 p.m. The driver, 49-year-old Henry J. Myers, was found to be driving on a suspended license. A passenger in the car was identified as 50-year-old Jeffrey L. Myers.
While being taken into custody, Henry Myers was allegedly found with a “large quantity of methamphetamine and a digital scale,” Jamestown police said.
During a search of the car, police found another large quantity of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and $2,000 in cash.
In total, 2.99 ounces of met was seized as well as seven bags of heroin and 4.2 grams of marijuana.
“This is another example of the ongoing issue that we are facing as a community,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “These drugs, which included almost 3 ounces of methamphetamine, were likely targeted for sale on our streets here in Jamestown.”
“We as an agency will continue to aggressively approach this issue with our enforcement efforts through proactive patrols,” he continued.
Henry Myers was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and aggravated unlicensed operation.
Jeffrey Myers, who was charged with second- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in Friday’s incident, has been jailed twice previously in the last two years for drug possession.
He was charged in November 2016 after members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team entered a West Ninth Street home and determined heroin was sold from that location and another elsewhere in the city.
More than 80 bags of heroin were found by officers.
At the time of the raid, Samuelson told The Post-Journal the drugs seized were just a “tiny fraction of the heroin that is being sold each day here.”
Also charged in the 2016 incident was Jamestown resident Bradley M. McKay.
This past October, Jeffrey Myers was allegedly found with heroin, methamphetamine, suboxone and prescription pills after a car he was in was stopped by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies on Main Street in Bemus Point. During the stop, the Jamestown man was also found with a digital scale and $2,800 in cash, the Sheriff’s Office reported.