A Jamestown man faces a serious charge after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking.
Marcus A. Caceres, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. The charge is punishable by up to 8 years, 4 months in prison.
According to police, Caceres was charged following an investigation into cocaine trafficking into the city of Jamestown by the Jamestown Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Members of the JPD and DHS agents executed a search warrant at 96 Water St. after the investigation revealed that the location was being used for the illegal sale of powder cocaine.
Marcus A. Caceres
During the search, officers and agents located and recovered 7.6 ounces of powder cocaine, along with a quantity of cash. The street value of the cocaine is believed to be over $30,000. Caceres was taken into custody during the search. He was arraigned and later transferred to the Chautauqua County Jail.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. Officers were assisted with the search by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit. Anyone with information regarding illegal sales of narcotics or other criminal activity can contact the Jamestown Police Department's anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls and tips will remain strictly confidential.