A number of kilos of marijuana, dozens of weapons, and hundreds of dollars have been recovered throughout a collection of multi-agency searches in South County as a part of “Operation Loopy Ivan”, a years-long effort to cease drug and arms trafficking within the area.
The raid happened Wednesday at areas in Jamestown, Falconer and Kennedy and included members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Job Drive, the town’s SWAT crew, the Ellicott Police Division, the SWAT crew from the Workplace of the Sheriff, the FBI, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Job Drive and the Dunkirk Police Division.
At a residence at 209 West Ave. in Falconer, investigators recovered “A number of kilos of marijuana”, over $ 5,000 in money and two loaded shotguns. A house search at 2585 S. Work St. in Falconer resulted within the restoration of 20 firearms, a whole bunch of rounds of ammunition, cocaine, marijuana, and cash.
A Route 394 enterprise was additionally registered in Kennedy, recognized as Turney’s Auto Restore and Gross sales, after a courtroom order was obtained, though a press launch didn’t specify what, if something, was recovered. The enterprise proprietor confirmed that the property was looked for a number of hours by police, however politely declined to remark additional when contacted by telephone on Friday.
Different areas within the metropolis of Jamestown have been additionally recorded. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Job Drive throughout these searches positioned 37 firearms and one “Cache of ammunition estimated at greater than 100,000 rounds in whole.”
The restoration is a part of an ongoing investigation, stated Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Division. Prices for “People concerned” to be introduced at a later date.
“That is an ongoing investigation led by the Jamestown Metro Drug Job Drive involving the Jamestown Police and the Ellicott Metropolis Police relationship again a number of years.” Samuelson stated. “This investigation includes a lot of money and drug transactions involving powdered cocaine and marijuana. JMDTF investigators are assisted by the Southern Degree Regional Job Drive and the FBI on this investigation.
“Federal drug, weapons and cash laundering prices could also be filed pending additional investigation,” he continued. “This group has been ingrained in our group for years and has benefited tremendously from this unlawful trafficking operation. This step that was taken by the police is a superb step to curb the inflow of unlawful narcotics into the Jamestown space. “