City of Dunkirk Police successfully concluded a lengthy investigation into the sale of crack cocaine from a Main Street apartment house with the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of a quantity of crack cocaine during a late-afternoon raid in the city Thursday.
During the investigation, Dunkirk police detectives, working in conjunction with Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force Agents, were allegedly able to make undercover purchases of crack cocaine from the apartment located at 635 Main St. The undercover purchases resulted in a search warrant being issued by Dunkirk City Court Judge Walter Drag.
Shortly before 6 p.m., Dunkirk police officers, detectives and agents from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, armed with a search warrant and battering rams, raided an upper apartment at 635 Main St. A forced tactical entry was made by the Dunkirk Police Special Response Team and two occupants were detained - Dunkirk residents Amy M. Schuk, age 33 and Antoine D. Jones, also 33. At the same time, narcotics officers from the Dunkirk police and Drug Task Force agents conducted a search of the premises. During the search, officers allegedly located and seized a number of bags of crack cocaine which were packaged for street sale.
Pictured is the house at 635 Main St. that was raided by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force Thursday night.
Schuk and Jones were arrested and taken to the Dunkirk police lock-up. They were each charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (intent to sell) and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a charge based on the weight of the drugs seized.
Both are being held without bail for morning arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.