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Police find drugs in home with small child

Posted at 7:45 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 12:24:32-04

A Jamestown man was arrested after a raid at a home on Thayer Street in which crack cocaine was found.

The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and a Community Narcotics Enforcement Team from the New York State Police executed a narcotics raid at 40 Thayer Street in Jamestown at 1:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Inside, officers say they found 11 grams of crack cocaine. 

James Butts, 22, was in the home during the raid, along with an 18-year-old woman and a small child. Butts is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal using drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child. The woman, who has not been identified, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Both were taken to city lockup pending arraignment. Police have not released the status of the child found in the home.

Anyone with information on the sale of illegal drugs in Jamestown can call the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force Anonymous Tip Line at (716) 483-TIPS (8477).