Dunkirk Man Charged After Warrant Yields Narcotics, Cash

DUNKIRK — A search warrant that took place Friday morning on Gazelle Street led to the discovery of fentanyl and cocaine and charges for a city resident.

Around 6 a.m., the Dunkirk Police Department along with Dunkirk Police Special Response Team, Dunkirk Police Narcotics Detectives, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and the Jamestown Police Narcotics Detectives entered 114 Gazelle St. in Dunkirk. This was the result of a two-month investigation into narcotics sales out of the residence.

Located inside the residence at the time of the search was Angel Castillo-Cruz, 40. As a result of the search investigators found 13.3 grams of fentanyl, 1.42 grams of cocaine, scales and packaging material for narcotics sales, and $305.

Castillo-Cruz was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Dunkirk Police Department to be arraigned in the City of Dunkirk Court.

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 and for the Jamestown Police tipline call 716-483-8477.


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