City Drug Bust Uncovers Fentanyl

The looming threat of fentanyl – and its tendency to make a fatal combination with heroin – has hit the local area.

Three individuals were charged Tuesday after the Jamestown Police Narcotics Investigations Unit, the New York State Police CNET and other uniformed officers of the Jamestown Police executed a search warrant at 520 Newland Ave. at approximately 10:30 a.m.

April S. Matteson, 40, of Jamestown; Jay P. Campbell, 46, of Jamestown; and Jaime L. Condella, 33, of Frewsburg were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia, including packaging and needles, throughout the apartment. Condella was found in possession of a quantity of a powdery substance, packaged for individual sales, that tested positive for fentanyl.

According to Jamestown Police, this is the first confirmed instance where a drug has tested positive for fentanyl.

A juvenile female was also residing in the apartment.

Matteson and Campbell were arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. Condella is being held for arraignment on the possession charge, police said.