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Police find cocaine, malnourished pitbull, small child during narcotics raid

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 10:16:41-05

An ongoing narcotics sales and trafficking investigation in Jamestown led police to a residence where they found cocaine and more than $9000 in cash.

Jamestown Police say during the execution of a search warrant for the apartment they found two people, Eric Reese, 30, and Nichole Farrar, 28, and a small child.

Police say they found more than 28 grams of cocaine, some marijuana, illegal fireworks more than $9000 in cash.

Investigators say they also found a malnourished pitbull chained to a pipe in the basement that did not appear to have access to food or water for some time. Investigators took the animal and a second dog found in the residence and have taken them to a shelter.

Both Reese and Farrar are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and cruelty to animals.

The child that was found in the apartment during the raid has been turned over to relatives. Child Protective Services is also investigating.

The investigation is ongoing and police are expecting additional charges to be made.

Jamestown Police were aided by Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the New York State Police (NYSP) CNET, and the NYSP K9 Unit.

Anyone with information on the illegal sales and trafficking of narcotics is asked to call the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force Anonymous Tip ine at 483-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at the department's TIP 411 App. All tips are kept strictly confidential.