MAYVILLE - A Jamestown man will spend 10 years in state prison following a conviction on multiple drug offenses.
Ulus Battle, 28, will also serve two years of post-release supervision for the conviction on three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to District Attorney David Foley.
The conviction, handed down in Chautauqua County Court, is the culmination of multiple arrests over the past several years.
In November 2013, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force took Battle into custody on East Sixth Street in the city after Battle sold quantities of crack cocaine to members of the task force from a location in Ellicott.
In June 2012, citizen complaints led police to Battle and an acquaintance at an Ellicott residence where task force members found marijuana and a large quantity of crack cocaine.
Earlier that year, in April, the Jamestown Police Department located Battle at a Hallock Street residence in the city during a raid where a large quantity of crack cocaine was found.
In February 2012, Battle was found at an Ellicott business after police received a report of a suspicious odor and he was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Less than a month prior to the February arrest, Battle was charged after a joint execution of a search warrant by the JPD and drug task force determined he was selling crack cocaine from a Barrows Street location.
In June 2011, Battle was issued an appearance ticket in the town of Ellicott for unlawful possession of marijuana.