Saturday, February 4, 2017

New York: Nichole Farrar and Eric Reese charged with animal cruelty, child neglect after cocaine and $9,000 in cash found after raid

NEW YORK -- Two Jamestown residents were charged Friday after allegedly keeping narcotics, cash and a malnourished dog at their East Second Street apartment.

At 8:45 a.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and the New York State Police CNET executed a search warrant at a 945 E. Second. St. residence.

Inside, police located Eric L. Reese, 30, and 28-year-old Nichole J. Farrar, along with a small child.

Also inside, police reportedly seized more than 28 grams of cocaine, a quantity of marijuana, illegal fireworks and more than $9,000 in cash.

In the basement, police discovered a malnourished dog chained to a pipe. The dog appeared to have no access to food or water. Investigators took the dog and a second dog to a shelter.

Reese and Ferrar were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and cruelty to animals.

Police said the investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.

Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales and trafficking of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at the department’s Tips 411 App. All tips are kept strictly confidential.

(Post Journal - Feb 4, 2017)