3 Charged After Guns, Drugs, Cash Found

Brandi whitford

A cache of drugs, guns and money were recovered from a city home, and three people are facing a host of charges.

Jamestown police announced charges Friday evening against 35-year-old Richard E. Kinsey, 39-year-old Terrence M. Mcrae and 23-year-old Brandi M. Whitford.

A search warrant at 320 Newland Ave., apartment 4, was executed Friday around 11:45 a.m. by members of the Jamestown Police Department, city SWAT Team, Ellicott Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

“While executing the search warrant three subjects attempted to jump from the second story porch,” Jamestown police said in a statement. “One of the subjects, while attempting to jump off the second story porch, threw a loaded .25 caliber handgun into the street, which landed next to a Task Force officer.”

Inside, investigators reported finding 9 ounces of methamphetamine, fentanyl, Hydrocodone pills, psilocybin mushrooms, three loaded shotguns — one of which was stolen — several rounds of ammunition, over $11,000 in cash and “lots of drug paraphernalia,” JPD said.

Richard Kinsey

Kinsey is facing charges of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Mcrae is facing charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Whitford was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

All three were held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

“This was a large seizure of meth, cash and fentanyl that included the seizure of three firearms that were being used as a defense for the dealers at this location,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “The drugs were likely slotted to be sold to users here in Jamestown. We will continue to be vigilant in our enforcement efforts with our task force partners here in the Jamestown area.”

Terrence Mcrae

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