Two Men Taken Into Custody On Drug Charges
Jamestown police have taken two more men into custody in the ongoing investigation into the sale and trafficking of narcotics in the city.
At 2:15 a.m. Friday morning, investigators and members of the SWAT team executed a search warrant at 846 Lafayette St., Apt. 1 and took 45-year-old Tyrone C. VanHook and 37-year-old Simeon A. Leeper into custody. Inside the apartment, a quantity of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of cash was located.
Upon initial entry into the residence, investigators saw Leeper flush a quantity of drugs into a toilet.
VanHook was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Leeper was charged with criminal tampering with physical evidence and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.
Both subjects are currently being held in city jail awaiting arraignment.
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sale or possession of narcotics in the city is asked to call the JPD tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.