Man Wanted In Connection To Manufacturing, Selling Of Methamphetamine In Custody

Numerous tips on the whereabouts of a Jamestown man wanted in connection to the manufacturing and sale of methamphetamine led to his apprehension Tuesday.

Donald W. Dean, 38, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. by Jamestown and Lakewood-Busti police officers. Dean was located on Lakecrest Avenue in Lakewood.

According to Capt. Robert Samuleson of the Jamestown Police Department, several calls to the department’s anonymous tip line led police to Dean’s location.

The city resident was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class D felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, an A2 felony.

According to Samuelson, the charges stem from a narcotics raid Friday on Barrows Street conducted by city police, the Department of Homeland Security and State Police. An investigation revealed methamphetamine was being produced and sold from the residence.

Charged in Friday’s raid were: Joseph Snyder, 28, and Dustin Verrett, 23.

Dean was transported to Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.