Dunkirk traffic stop leads to alleged meth bust

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A simple traffic stop became much more when police say they arrested a Dunkirk man on drug charges.

After stopping a vehicle on Pelican St., officers noticed one of its occupants acting in a suspicious manner.

Following further investigation, police say they arrested Nicholas Shelley, 30, on drug charges.

Law enforcement officers say Shelley gave them a small bag of white powder and said it was heroin. A subsequent test revealed the powder to actually be methamphetamine, according to officers.

Police say they then searched Shelley and the vehicle further, leading to them finding several large bags of meth that were packaged for street sale.

Along with this, officers say they found drug paraphernalia like a loaded needle, a drug scale and packaging materials.

Shelley faces multiple drug charges, including one felony. He was jailed without bail, pending his arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.

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