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Authorities arrest three in hotel drug raid

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 06:45:54-05

Jamestown Police and SWAT units raided two rooms in the Best Western Hotel on West 3rd Street Friday afternoon as part of an ongoing investigation into the the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs.

Once inside, authorities arrested Larry L. Hicks, 36, and Johnee C. Thompson, 26, in a first floor room where they also discovered a loaded pistol, a quantity of cocaine, ecstasy pills, and more than $5,000 cash.

In a third floor room, investigators arrested Dwight A. Leeper, 39, where they found 46 grams of cocaine and more cash.

Hicks and Thompson have been charged with numerous drug and weapon possession charges.

Leeper also faces drug charges along with a criminal tampering charge for attempt to flush drugs down the toilet.

All are currently being held in the Jamestown jail awaiting arraignment.