Warren Men Charged With Drug Possession

Two Warren, Pa., men were charged with cocaine possession following a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Jamestown.

City police stopped a vehicle at 8:40 a.m. on Foote Avenue at Harrison Street for failure to signal a turn. According to Jamestown police Capt. Robert Samuelson, the operator, Robert W. Proctor, 60, did not have a driver’s license.

During their investigation, police found a bag containing a half-ounce of a white powder lying on the floor on the vehicle. The powder was later identified as cocaine, Samuelson said.

“When we pulled him over he told us he didn’t have a license,” Samuelson said. “Once we got him out of the vehicle, that’s when we found the drugs.”

Proctor was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to signal a turn.

Anthony L. Russell, 42, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Both men were transported to Jamestown City Jail and arraigned in court. They were later committed to Chautauqua County Jail.

Anyone who may have information into illegal sales or possession of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown police tip line at 483-8477. All calls are kept confidential.