Two facing drug charges in Dunkirk

A Stockton man and a Fredonia man were arrested by Dunkirk Police late Monday evening on a series of drug charges stemming from a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot.

When officers arrived on the scene they observed a vehicle parked in a dark area and two males inside the vehicle around 10:20 p.m. The subjects were acting suspiciously and appeared to be attempting to conceal something as officers approached. The men were questioned separately about what they were doing there and when their stories did not match up officers became increasingly suspicious. One of the men asked an officer if he could have his cigarettes that were in the car and requested that the officer look for them.

When the officer opened the car door to do so, he observed a back of suspected cocaine on the floor, a hypodermic needle and several glassine envelopes containing powder. These envelopes are commonly used for dispensing street level packages of heroin and fentanyl.

The two, identified as Jeremy J. Burke of 7337 Bowen Road, Stockton, and Lucas M. Trautman, 23 Orchard St. Fredonia, were placed under arrest. A further search revealed that each man was in possession of cocaine and Fentanyl. In all, police seized 10 bags of cocaine with a street value of $ 200, 12 bindles of heroin, valued at about $240, numerous hypodermic needles and numerous glassine envelopes and plastic bags containing cocaine and Fentanyl residue and over $1,000 in cash.

Both Burke and Trautman were charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both suspects were taken to Dunkirk Police Headquarters and locked up without bail pending arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.