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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CLYMER — On May 10, at about 6:50 p.m. the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a narcotics investigation located in the town of Clymer. The investigation reportedly revealed that Kathryn M. Burnett, 34, of Clymer, allegedly provided marijuana to a juvenile.

On Friday, Burnett turned herself in on an arrest warrant for second-degree criminal sale of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. Burnett was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

¯ RIPLEY — On May 13, after an investigation was completed by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the (STRDTF) Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, a search warrant was obtained for and executed at 5 Goodrich St. in the town of Ripley.

At about 11 p.m. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, made entry into 5 Goodrich St. and an individual, Johnathan M. Ballew, 26, was taken into custody. A search of the residence allegedly located a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Ballew was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. He will appear in Ripley Town Court at a later date.

The Chautauqua County Sheriffs office and the drug task force would like to encourage the public to please contact them with any information they may have on any illegal activity or illegal drug activity. You can reach the CCSO Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force tip line at 664-2420, the Dunkirk Police Department tip line at 363-0313 or the Jamestown Metro Drug task force tip line at 483- 8477.

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