City Police Seize $7,200 Worth Of Uncut Heroin

Twenty-nine grams of uncut heroin valuing up to $7,200 was seized Friday after a police drug raid in the city.

The raid, which took place at a 113 Willard St. residence at approximately 9 a.m., was conducted by Jamestown Police and the New York State Community Narcotics Enforcement Team as part of their ongoing investigation into heroin sales and trafficking in Jamestown.

Inside the residence, investigators located and seized more than 29 grams of uncut heroin, packaging material, scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Twenty-nine grams of uncut heroin is equivalent to roughly 600 doses or 60 bundles of heroin, with a total street value of approximately $7,200, police said.

Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, described the seizure as “significant” because of the weight of the uncut heroin.

“Usually when we get (heroin), it’s already cut, processed and ready for sale,” Samuelson said. “This one was just uncut … right on the brick of heroin. This is not very common for us to see.”

Carmen Lopez, 20, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal using drug paraphernalia.

She was transported to city jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Samuelson indicated that an investigation will continue and more arrests are expected.

Anyone who has information on the illegal sales of narcotics in Jamestown is asked to contact the JPD Anonymous Tip Line at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.