City Man Arrested On Drug Charges

A city man engaged in drug sales was taken into custody for the second time in a week early Friday morning.

Simeon A. Leeper, 37, was arrested on a felony warrant for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and additionally charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest at approximately 1 a.m.

Jamestown police officers observed Leeper exiting the Bullfrog Hotel and entering a vehicle in the parking lot at 1414 E. Second St. in the city.

According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, an arrest warrant out of Jamestown City Court had already been issued for Leeper on May 8 after he reportedly sold drugs to undercover members of the JPD and New York State Police earlier in the week.

Officers advised Leeper multiple times to turn off and exit the vehicle, but he remained locked inside, continuously putting his hands in his pockets and reaching around the vehicle.

When officers broke the passenger side window to gain access, Leeper exited the vehicle on his own, but refused to comply with multiple directives to get down on the ground.

Once officers forced him to the ground, he continued to struggle and prevent himself from being handcuffed.

Leeper was eventually transported to Jamestown City Jail without further incident and is currently being held there pending arraignment.

On May 2, Leeper was picked up when investigators and the SWAT team executed a search warrant at 846 Lafayette St., Apt. 1. Inside, Leeper and another man were found with a quantity of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash.

Leeper was also observed flushing a quantity of drugs into a toilet.

Charged with criminal tampering with physical evidence and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, which are misdemeanor charges, Leeper posted bail and was released the same day.