Bust Leads To Gun, Drug Charges

A city man is behind bars and is facing a drug and weapon charge.

Abner Cintron-Melendez, 27, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jamestown police executed a search warrant at 804 Prendergast Ave. after an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics led them to the location. Upon arrival, officers found Melendez at the residence with a .25 caliber handgun as well as a quantity of crack cocaine and cash.

He was taken to Jamestown City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment.

Anyone with information on the illegal sales of narcotics can call the JPD’s tip line at 483-TIPS. All callers will be kept anonymous.