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Cocaine seized in drug busts

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Depart-ment seized $15,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop Tuesday and made a drug bust at a Lafayette Street residence Wednesday.

Labrittany M. Eaddy, 31, of Dunkirk was taken into custody Tuesday night after a traffic stop. Eaddy, who allegedly ran a stop sign on Lakeview Avenue, had marijuana in plain view inside her vehicle, police said. After an investigation, police seized 3 ounces of cocaine, a scale and $800 cash.

Police said the street value of the cocaine is $15,000. Eaddy is being held in Jamestown City Jail, pending her arraignment.

The JPD SWAT Team – along with JPD Drug En-forcement Unit investigators, the New York State Police CNET and U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents – seized 16 grams of cocaine from 705 Lafayette St. at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police also seized hydrocodone, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the upper apartment.

Following the execution of a search warrant, Kylie Reeves, 21, and Ashley Kendall, 21, both of Jamestown, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Kendall also received two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Two charged with stealing elderly woman’s purse

JAMESTOWN – Two local residents are behind bars after allegedly stealing an elderly woman’s purse Tuesday night.

Jamestown Police re-sponded to the Big Lots parking lot after learning an elderly woman had been robbed of her purse. Officers obtained a suspect and vehicle description from the victim and a witness, who saw the perpetrator get into the passenger side of a minivan before it sped off.

The victim and a witness, a Big Lots employee, attempted to stop the subject as she got into the van, but were unsuccessful.

Police located the minivan on South Main Street, near Newland Avenue, and took two women into custody following an investigation. Police said one of the women had stolen property in her possession.

Nicole L. Johnson, 27, of Jamestown, and Jenell L. Long, 38, of Mayville, were charged with second-degree robbery and criminal possession of stolen property, police said. The two are being held in Jamestown City Jail, pending arraignment.

Police recovered most of the stolen property. The investigation is continuing.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HARMONY – Ronald C. Bartlett, 42, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation Tuesday.

At 9:45 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle parked on the side of Spooner Road near the intersection of Route 474. The driver, Bartlett, was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was found to have two previous DWI convictions making this a felony. He was arraigned in Busti Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.