City Man Charged With Drug Possession

A Jamestown man was being held awaiting arraignment after a drug-related incident Thursday night.

Jamestown police officers were investigating an incident at 198 Hopkins Ave., around 9 p.m. when they witnessed John T. Lawler, 24, discard a prescription pill bottle containing multiple types of prescription controlled substances. Officers believe Lawler discarded the bottle in an attempt to avoid officers finding the substances.

Lawler was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held.

Anyone who may have information on the illegal possession or sales of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to cotnact the JPD’s anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.