Repeat Offender

For the second time in a little more than two months, a Jamestown woman is facing drug charges.

Leslie Rodriguez, 28, was taken into custody Wednesday after Jamestown Police and New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a heroin raid at the upstairs apartment of 614 Spring St.

Inside, police found a quantity of heroin and approximately $6,000 cash.

Rodriguez, the sole occupant, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence after she was found reportedly flushing heroin down a toilet.

She was transported to city jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Rodriguez faced a similar fate in April after police executed seven simultaneous drug raids in the city and took her into custody at the same residence.

She was charged then with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

She posted bail shortly afterward.

Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, said the apartment’s proximity to the Samuel G. Love Elementary School is “very concerning” and warrants attention.

He also noted that the ongoing investigation into the sales and trafficking of heroin in the Jamestown area will continue to lead to more arrests.

Anyone who has information on the illegal sales or trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 483-Tips (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.