A Jamestown man was committed to jail following a monthslong narcotics investigation by Jamestown police.
Juan J. Rivera, 33, was charged with felony criminal possession of a firearm and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
According to Jamestown police Capt. Robert Samuelson, two search warrants were executed Wednesday after an investigation by city investigators and members of the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The city's SWAT Team and State Police Special Operation Response Team executed the warrants and made entry into 245 Fulton St. and 251 Fulton St.; a loaded pistol was found inside 251 Fulton St., Samuelson said.
Due to multiple search warrants, state police were called to assist.
"We had two locations, and one of them was very large," Samuelson said. "It took all of our officers just to go through the one residence."
Rivera was taken into custody and arraigned in Jamestown City Court. He was committed to Chautauqua County Jail on Wednesday without bail and scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 11, a city court clerk said.
Samuelson said Rivera did not have a permit for the pistol, leading to the felony charge. A small quantity of prescription medication also was discovered, he said.
Samuelson said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. He could not comment why more than one residence was searched Wednesday.
"It's an ongoing narcotics investigation," he said.
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department's anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.