Falconer Man Jailed After Meth Found At Budget Inn

FALCONER — A Falconer man was jailed after police found methamphetamine and needles throughout a room at the Budget Inn in Falconer on Tuesday.

Ryan L. Percey was charged after members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Ellicott Police Department, State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, city SWAT Team and FBI executed a search warrant at Budget Inn, located at 214 E. Main St. in the village. The search occurred around 7:30 p.m.

Inside, SWAT members located Percey and a 15-year-old male.

An investigation discovered a “quantity of methamphetamine,” as well as drug paraphernalia. Several hypodermic needles were also found laying throughout the room, Jamestown police said in a press release Wednesday.

A manager at the Budget Inn who wished not to be identified said she recently complained to Ellicott police that “an awful smell of chemicals” had been coming from a room. The manager said she was surprised to see SWAT show up Tuesday night along with several officers.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the manager told The Post-Journal. “Only in the movies have I ever seen something like that. SWAT came first and broke down the door. Then all the undercover cops came in afterwards.”

“(Police) didn’t say they were coming, but when they did, they really showed up,” she continued.

Percey, who the manager said lived at the Budget Inn “on and off for several months,” was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal using drug paraphernalia, criminal using a hypodermic instrument and endangering the welfare of a child.

Percey was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.

The manager, meanwhile, said she hopes to keep a “family oriented atmosphere” at the location.

Anyone with information regarding the sale or trafficking of drugs is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 483-TIPS or use the mobile phone application “411 App.”

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