Police charge city resident with selling crack cocaine

Another Dunkirk resident has been charged with selling crack cocaine in the city.

According to police, on Saturday at 11 a.m. the Dunkirk Police Department located and arrested city resident Edwin C. Wilson on an outstanding arrest warrant that had been issued earlier by Dunkirk City Court Judge Walter Drag.

The warrant was issued based on information brought by agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

The arrest warrant charges the 36-year-old resident of 432 Deer St. with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It is alleged Wilson sold crack cocaine to agents of the Task Force within the city of Dunkirk.

Wilson was located in the city and arrested by Dunkirk Police and was taken into custody without incident. He was subsequently transported to the Dunkirk City Jail where he was arraigned and later sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash/$40,000 property bail.

This arrest culminates an investigation that has been on going for several months. Additional information has been obtained as a result of this arrest and authorities anticipate that there will be additional arrests as the result of that continued investigation.

Friday night, police arrested three others accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin at 90 Ninth St.

“I want to especially thank our citizens for their help with these investigations and encourage them to continue with the calls to the tip line at 363-0313 or by dropping any information off at police headquarters for our task force officers,” Police Chief David Ortolano said.

The STRDTF is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and city of Dunkirk Police Department. The STRDTF encourages members of the community to call either the Task Force at 800-344-8702, or their local police at 363-0313, when they observe narcotics-related activity in their area.