Mayville man charged with drug possession, sales of a controlled substance

MAYVILLE — Following a lengthy investigation, a Mayville man is behind bars for possession and selling of drugs.

On Sunday, at approximately 9:08 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Harry Radke, 42, of Mayville, at a residence in the village. Radke was wanted on felony counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia out of Chautauqua County Court.

Radke was the suspect of a lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking throughout Chautauqua County. During the course of the investigation, agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force made numerous controlled purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from Radke.

Radke was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail awaiting arraignment. Additionally, Radke was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance when he was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine while being taken into custody.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Dunkirk Police Department. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call and report suspicious or narcotics related activity within their neighborhoods. For the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force Tipline call either 800-344-8702 or 664-2420.

For the Dunkirk Police Department Tipline call 363-0313.