A Jamestown man is in Chautauqua County Jail following a lengthy probe by the city police department into the sale of illegal drugs. It was the second drug-related arrest in as many days within Jamestown.
Miguel A. Camacho, 50, was arraigned and remanded to County Jail after a search warrant was executed at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his 215 Winsor St. residence. Jamestown police were assisted by members of the State Police's Community Narcotics Enforcement team.
Police believed Camacho was selling crack cocaine out of his residence which prompted the investigation. According to Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department, no drugs were found Tuesday at the time of the search.
Camacho was later charged with felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance. He was arraigned in Jamestown Court and remanded to County Jail.
The drug arrest was the second by Jamestown police in as many days. On Monday, police charged Luis A. DeJesus-Colon, 28, and Neftali Cintron, 49, with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both were awaiting arraignment on the charges.
The Jamestown SWAT team was used to gain entry to 31 Barrett Ave. due to uncertainty inside the residence Investigators believed heroin was being sold there.
Jamestown police were assisted by State Police and the department of Homeland Security.
Samuelson, meanwhile, said the back-to-back busts were unrelated.
"It's just the way things happened," he said. "We've been very busy, and that's just how they worked out."
Samuelson noted crack cocaine has been problematic in Jamestown since he joined the force. "Cocaine is just as prevalent now," he said. "As is with heroin, it's a problem in all the big cities as well as here.
"Heroin is very addictive, and it's very dangerous. People build up a tolerance so they're shooting up multiple times."
Police are asking anyone who may have information on the illegal sale of narcotics in the city of Jamestown to contact the department's anonymous tip line at 483-8477.