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Police: Jamestown man violating parole stuffed $37,000 in drug money in child's backpack

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 13:54:57-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two people are facing charges after police found crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and tens of thousands of dollars in cash in Jamestown.

Police made the discovery at 533 Windsor Street while serving a warrant to Luis Martinez, 48, for violating his parole.

According to investigators, Martinez had a child's backpack that contained $37,670. Inside the Windsor Street address, police say they found Kanisha Pintagro, 31, along with 13 grams of crystal meth, 11 ounces of marijuana, scales and packaging material.

Pintagro is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and criminal usage of drug paraphernalia.