conduct underage drinking initiative
On Friday, the state police in Jamestown checked 12 different establishments during an underage drinking initiative. All but two establishments were in compliance.
Two arrests were made as a result of the initiative.
KIANTONE - Four 17-year-old males were charged with drug violations after their vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.
While speaking to the driver, Cordell Wheeler of Randolph, the trooper reported seeing a straw with white powder in plain view in the center console and loose marijuana on the floorboard. In addition to Wheeler, the other occupants of the vehicle: Peter Shaw Broughan of Randolph, Nicholas Marczynski of Napoli and Tyler Griffin of Randolph, were removed and searched. The trooper reportedly found a digital scale and 5 grams of marijuana on Shaw Broughan's person and four grams of marijuana on Griffin's person. When the trooper searched the vehicle he reportedly found a straw containing white powder residue, a whole adderall pill and a crushed adderall pill, and a bag containing 16 grams of marijuana.
Since adderall is a controlled substance and none of the occupants had a prescription, all four were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Griffin and Wheeler were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Shaw Broughan was charged with second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.
All were transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where they were processed and released with appearance tickets.
FALCONER - Three men were charged with drug violations after their vehicle was pulled over by state troopers for a traffic violation.
While speaking to the driver, Cody James, 18, of Salamanca, the officers reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. James and two other occupants, Justin Downey, 19, of Jamestown and Nickolas Hoard, 19, of Salamanca, were removed from the vehicle and searched.
Officers said Downey had a bag with a small amount of cocaine in his hand. They found three bags containing a total of seven grams of marijuana and a bag containing eight alprazolam pills. Alprazolam is a controlled substance for which none of the men had a prescription.
All three were transported to state police barracks in Jamestown. Downey was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Hoard was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. James was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
All were processed and later released with appearance tickets.
FREWSBURG - James Petrie, 37, of Allen was charged Saturday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
A trooper pulled Petrie over for a traffic violation. The officer reportedly saw a switchblade knife and a bag containing a rock substance, later determined to be 6.1 grams of raw opium.
Petrie was processed, arraigned in Town of Carroll Court, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
RANDOLPH - On Sunday, troopers charged Ronald Sample, 45, of Bemus Point with aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Sample was pulled over on Main Street for reported traffic violations. He allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and was transported to the state police barracks in Jamestown where the breath sample he provided was reported as .21 percent.
He was processed, issued tickets returnable to Ran-dolph Court and released to a sober individual.
On Sunday, Michael Wolcott, 21, of Amherst was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Troopers were in Pomfret when they observed a vehicle in a ditch. Wolcott was the sole occupant. Reportedly, he failed several field sobriety tests. He was uninjured from driving into the ditch.
Wolcott reportedly provided a breath sample of .15 percent. He was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Pomfret Court and released to a sober individual.
State Police at Collins
GOWANDA - On April 3, troopers charged Dylan Connors, 21, of School Street for second-degree aggravated harassment. He reportedly continued calling and texting an ex-girlfriend after repeatedly being told not to do so. He is to answer charges in the Town of Persia Court.
PERRYSBURG - On April 4, troopers charged Justin Clareus, 19, of Vail Road for disseminating indecent material to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child. A concerned parent contacted troopers after she found disturbing texts and images on her 13-year-old child's cell phone.
Clareus was processed at state police barracks in Collins and is due to answer charges in Perrysburg Court.
SPRINGVILLE - On April 18, troopers charged Vincent Suffoletto, 57, of Springville for driving while intoxicated.
Troopers reported observing him not wearing a seatbelt. He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was transported to state police barracks in Collins.
His blood alcohol content was reported to be .11 percent. He is due in Springville Court to answer the charge.