Three men arrested in Olean drug raid plead not guilty

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three men arrested during a drug raid last April in Olean pleaded not guilty to charges on Monday.

Officers say they found 60 bags of heroin during a raid at a home in the 400 block of North First Street, and took 24-year-old Bryant Battle and 20-year-old Ian Mason, both of Olean, as well as 34-year-old John Carter III of Bronx, into custody.

All three are being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail after pleading not guilty Monday to third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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