Drug bust nets half a dozen in Hanover

Amber Roush, 21

HANOVER — Six alleged criminals to one; half a dozen alleged criminals to the other.

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a search warrant at 12211 Alleghany Road Wednesday just before 2 p.m. The entry was made without incident and six subjects were taken into custody. The search warrant had been issued earlier by County Court Judge David Foley.

Adam N. Mox, 22, and James M. Hurley, 23, both of Hanover; Nicholas J. Shambo, 21, Amber R. Roush, 21, and Joy M. Sprague, 22, all of Forestville; and Mikayla A. Miller, 22, of Silver Creek, all went to jail together.

Not exactly “squad goals,” folks.

As a result of the search, authorities located over 21 grams of uncut Fentanyl, cocaine, concentrated cannabis, Suboxone, scales, a large amount of U.S. currency, one rifle and drug packaging materials.

Nicholas J. Shambo, 21

As a result of the seizure of these items, all the subjects have been charged with one count each of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Numerous other charges will be filed at a later date after items seized have been analyzed.

This investigation is a portion of an investigation into several overdoses, two of which have been fatal, in the northern Chautauqua County area.

After arraignment, all of the subjects were committed to Chautauqua County Jail with bail amounts set at $75,000 cash/$150,000 property bond each — except for Hurley, whose bail was set at $100,000/$200,000, respectively — pending further action by the court.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force comprises investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunkirk Police Department.

Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call and report suspicious or narcotics-related activity in their neighborhoods at either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.

Joy Sprague, 22

James Hurley, 23

Mikayla Miller, 22

Adam N. Mox, 22