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Buffalo man arrested on drug charges in city

A Buffalo man has been charged in connection with a drug investigation in the city of Dunkirk. Jerome L. Sellers, 30, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance on Thursday. At 7:30 p.m. members of the Dunkirk Police Department and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force located Sellers at a West Second Street address where he was allegedly hiding and eluding police.

Sellers had been indicted by a secret Chautauqua County Grand Jury on multiple drug charges. The indictment was handed down based on information supplied by members of the task force. It is alleged Sellers has sold quantities of crack cocaine to agents of the task force on numerous occasions within the city.

As a result of the arrest, a search warrant was issued for the apartment he had been hiding where officers located other items as well as a large quantity of money. These items were seized and additional charges are expected. Sellers was taken to Dunkirk City Jail and later sent to the Chautauqua County Jail where he will be held pending arraignment.

The STRDTF is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Dunkirk Police. The STRDTF encourages members of the community to call either the task force at 800-344-8702 or Dunkirk Police at 363-0313 when they observed narcotics related activity in their area.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

ARKWRIGHT – Niko P. Messina, 19, of Forestville was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest on Thursday. According to police, Messina was located at 4 p.m. following a complaint of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle earlier in the day out of the village of Forestville. Messina was located off Meadows Road and allegedly resisted arrest when deputies tried to place him in custody. He was arraigned in Hanover Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.

JAMESTOWN – Al-fred J. Kohl, 46, of Jamestown was charged on Aug. 18 for a violation of probation. Kohl was wanted by police on a warrant and was previously on the Chautauqua County wanted list and has been removed.