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Pair Charged After Drugs Found In Search

Photo by the Jamestown Police Department

Two Jamestown residents are facing drug charges following a vehicle stop Thursday afternoon.

Police took Richard J. Catanese Jr., 31, and Christine M. Park, 33, into custody after the stop at Foote Avenue and Water Street by members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and the New York State Police K-9 Unit.

The stop resulted in the seizure of crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, drug paraphernalia, cash and an illegal metal knuckle knife.

Catanese is facing charges of two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Park, who was a passenger in the vehicle, is facing charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after she was reportedly found with crystal methamphetamine.

Total weight of seized narcotics was 14.7 grams of crystal meth and 2.6 grams (14 bags) of fentanyl.

Catanese was also wanted as a parole absconder and is currently in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment on the felony drug charges.

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