Backseat passenger charged with drug possession in Jamestown

Richard L. Riley

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Myers Avenue traffic stop resulted in drug possession charges for a passenger on Thursday evening.

Richard L. Riley, 40, was charged with third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of seventh degree possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful marijuana.

According to Jamestown Police, Riley was the backseat passenger of a vehicle which had been stopped for a traffic infraction. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of several types of illegal narcotics including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. He also was in possession of an imitation pistol which was also seized.

Riley was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court Friday and was held at the Chautauqua County Jail. 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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