Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges

Two Jamestown residents were taken to Chautauqua County Jail following a traffic stop in the city Wednesday.

Stephen Traver, 28, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance while Tiffany Borkowski, 20, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a marijuana.

Jamestown Police officers observed Traver operating a motor vehicle on Steele Street at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, knowing Traver’s license had been suspended. During a traffic stop, while interviewing the front-seat passenger, officers observed a large pill container that contained hashish – cocentrated cannabis, which is a controlled substance and illegal to possess. Officers then asked the female passenger to exit the vehicle and when she did, a large baggie of marijuana fell from inside her dress onto the ground.

Borkowski and Traver were transported to Jamestown City Jail to be processed on the charges. While in the city jail, Borkowski was also found to be in possession of a quantity of several different types of prescription pain medications. Traver was also found to be in possession of a large quantity of cash.

Both subjects were arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail.