(8:55 AM) Half Pound Of Crystal Meth Seized, 5 Facing Charges

A large quantity of crystal methamphetamine was seized from Jamestown home and five local residents are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced.

Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, 27-year-old Michael J. Murphy, 19-year-old Camille L. Lopez, 44-year-old Robin J. Moore and 53-year-old Austin Gordon.

On Tuesday, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, New York State Police and U.S. Marshals responded to the Bishop Street address in an attempt to locate Lopez, who was wanted on an outstanding federal absconding warrant.

At the residence, officers found Lopez “and also observed several other individuals and a large quantity of what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine inside,” Jamestown police announced.

A search warrant was obtained, and investigators later seized a half pound of crystal meth, $1,500 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Adams was reportedly found in possession of 8.48 ounces of methamphetamine, as well as heroin, fentanyl and suboxone. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and being a fugitive from justice in Erie, Pa.

Murphy was found with 3.2 grams of meth and scales packaging material. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Lopez was taken into custody on the warrant. She was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Moore and Gordan were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.