Buffalo man arrested on drug charges in city

A Buffalo man was charged in connection to a drug investigation in the city of Dunkirk. Leon C. Jones, 30, of Buffalo was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Dunkirk Police located Jones on an outstanding arrest warrant from Dunkirk City Court on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. The warrant stems from an ongoing investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force into crack cocaine sales in the city. Jones was taken into custody and taken to the city jail, where he is being held without bail pending arraignment. Jones was found in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine while being booked resulting in the third drug charge. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when narcotics related activity is observed in their area. They can either call the STRDTF at 1-800-344-8702 or the Dunkirk Police at 363-0313.