Irving man charged with selling cocaine to undercover officer

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Sulphur Springs Road man was arrested by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the DEA on Wednesday on an outstanding Chautauqua County Court indictment warrant.

Franklin R. Kettle, 36, 1025 Sulphur Springs Road, was charged with third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. According to law enforcement officials, Kettle sold quantities of cocaine to an agent of the Task Force in the town of Hanover.

Kettle is being held without bail pending his arraignment.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police. 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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