Area man faces drug charges after Friday morning raid

Pictured are some of the items seized during a drug raid at 19 E. Duquesne St., Celoron, on Friday by members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force.

CELORON – A search warrant executed Friday morning in Celoron has led to charges for a 30-year-old village resident.

Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force officials report they entered 19 E. Duquesne St. with assistance from the Jamestown Police Department SWAT Team. Darin L. Butts Jr. and one juvenile were located inside of the residence around 9:20 a.m.

After the residence was secured, detectives searched the property and located 217.8 grams of methamphetamine, 47.4 grams of fentanyl, $90, scales for weighing the drugs, and packaging materials used for distributing the drugs.

Butts was charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Butts was being held pending arraignment in Mayville. He is out on bail on federal probation for previous drug trafficking related charges.

Darin L. Butts Jr.

The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Ellicott Police Department and Jamestown Fire Department.

Anyone with information about drug or criminal activity is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department Tip Line at 716-483-TIPS (8477) or the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department Tip Line at 800-344-8702 or 716-664-2420


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