Area Police

Layna Jimerson

Drug, obstruction charges placed in Collins

OBSERVER Staff Report

COLLINS — Two individuals have been charged after a vehicle on Bagdad Road near Gowanda State Road was stopped for an equipment violation.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies report an investigation found Shelby Neamon of Niagara Falls’ license was suspended for failing to answer summonses from four separate municipalities. Another deputy arrived to assist with a vehicle inventory and prepare the vehicle to be towed when two individuals walked over from a nearby community and began obstructing with the investigation.

The deputies offered multiple verbal commands to leave the scene and stop using profanities. However, Layna Jimerson, 28, of Collins, continued to yell and refused to leave the scene. Deputies arrested Jimerson for obstruction of governmental administration, and she was held at the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment.

Shelby Neamon

Returning to the initial investigation, Neamon, 20, was taken to the North Collins substation, where a search of her purse discovered a bag containing methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, marijuana, and a small plastic bottle containing liquid meth. Neamon is charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation as well as four separate vehicle and traffic violations. The defendant was at the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment.

Traffic violation leads to seizure of firearms in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — A traffic stop at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at East Seventh and North Main streets, Jamestown, resulted in two guns being seized by Jamestown police.

According to a police report, there were three people in the vehicle: John Mooney, 49, of Albion, Pa., Scott Weaver, 48, of Edinboro, Pa., and Gerald Samuels, 35, of Jamestown. Police found a loaded gun, drug paraphernalia, open containers of alcohol and a small amount of a substance alleged to be marijuana in the vehicle. Police also report finding an additional loaded gun on Mooney, who was reportedly driving the vehicle.

Mooney is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana, and Vehicle and Traffic Law violations of consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and no/inadequate turn signal. Weaver is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. Samuels is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The three men were taken to the Jamestown City Jail until they could be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.