Pair Charged After Investigation Into Narcotics Sales

FREDONIA — Two arrests have been made in connection with north county narcotics sales.

At 6:13 p.m. Tuesday, the Dunkirk Police Department along with Dunkirk Police Narcotics Detectives, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators, village of Fredonia Police Department, and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 10455 Bennett Road, Room 117 in the village of Fredonia. A vehicle at the same location was also searched.

This was the result of a two-month investigation into narcotics sales out of the Econo Lodge Motel. At the address at the time of the warrant execution was 41-year-old Megan Waterman of Fredonia and 41-year-old Dale Miller Jr. of Dunkirk.

As a result of the search investigators found 8.72 grams of fentanyl, .10 grams of crack cocaine, 16.26 grams of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material for narcotics sales and $1,249 in U.S. currency. Both Waterman and Miller were charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Waterman also had an arrest warrant from City of Dunkirk Court. Both suspects were transported to the Centralized Arraignment Program at the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call and report suspicious or narcotics related activity within their neighborhoods. For the Dunkirk Police Department Tip line call 716-363-0313, for the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Tip line call either 800-344-8702 or 716-664-2420.


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