Five Facing Drug Charges After Morning Raid

A narcotics investigation and search warrant at 101 Hedges Ave. on Friday morning has led to the arrest of five Jamestown residents.

According to Jamestown police, Darren K. Mushat, 39, Catherine R. Bindics, 21, Anthony M. Spitale, 28, Shawn M. Paprocki, 37, and Timothy A. Blakeslee Jr. 35, are facing charges. At about 6:05 a.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators executed the warrant at the basement apartment with assistance from the Jamestown Police Department SWAT Team. All five were located inside of the residence by the SWAT Team.

After the residence was secured, detectives searched the residence and located 3.1 grams of fentanyl, 4.0 grams of methamphetamine, packaging materials, a scale, and a small quantity of currency. Spitale was additionally found to be in possession of 5.8 grams of fentanyl and 2.6 grams of methamphetamine.

All located in the residence were taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail. All have been charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Mushat also had an outstanding warrant out of the Jamestown City Court for hird-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Timothy Blakeslee

Due to the fentanyl and methamphetamine found on Spitale’s person, he was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Chautauqua County Emergency Services Tac Meds, and Jamestown Fire Department.

Anyone with information about drug or criminal activity is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department Tip Line at 716-483-TIPS (8477) or the CCSO Tip Line at 800-344-8702 or 716-664-2420.

Anthony Spitale

Catherine Bindics

Darren Mushat

Shawn Paprocki


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