Fentanyl found during drug raid in Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three people were arrested Tuesday in Jamestown on charges of possessing fentanyl, a substance often mixed with or sold as heroin with fatal consequences.

Investigators executed a search warrant around 10:30 a.m. on Newland Avenue and took 46-year-old Jay Campbell, 33-year-old Jaime Condella and 40-year-old April Matteson into custody. Inside the home, officers say they found a powdery substance that tested positive for fentanyl.

Jamestown Police had been alerted that fentanyl was being sold as heroin. Fentanyl is 30 times more potent than heroin and has been linked to several fatal overdoses in Western New York.

All three people taken into custody are charged with endangering the welfare of a child because police say drugs, drug paraphernalia, including packaging and needles, were seen throughout the home. Condella is additionally charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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