A 23-year-old Jamestown man is in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment following a drug bust Friday afternoon.
Alex Oliveras was taken into custody after an ongoing investigation into the illegal sales of crack cocaine in the Jamestown area revealed that he was selling and distributing the drug.
Oliveras was located on Harrison Street and taken to city jail on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Less than a year ago, Oliveras was taken into custody on two separate occasions on drug charges. On June 6, Oliveras was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a search warrant was executed at 172 Barrows St. Oliveras was observed leaving the residence in a vehicle in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine. Twenty-three days later, Oliveras was in trouble with the law again, this time with the U.S. Marshals Service and Violent Fugitive Task Force out of Buffalo. Investigators raided 36 Fairmount Ave. after receiving information that Andrew Q. Garner, wanted on a federal arrest warrant issued by U.S. District Court, was at the location and in violation of the terms of his probation. Officials located Garner inside the residence along with Oliveras, and both subjects were believed to be in the middle of a drug transaction. A half-ounce of powder cocaine and a quantity of cash were located with the subjects.
Anyone with information on the illegal sales of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the JPD's anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.