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OLEAN – Four people were arrested Friday on indictment warrants for possession and sale of heroin.

The months-long investigation was conducted by the City of Olean Street Crimes Unit and Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office.

The suspects were identified as James M. “Jimmy” Hovey, 25, of Olean, and Joseph P. Vavrecan, 29, of Hinsdale, both inmates of the Cattaraugus County Jail; William David Perkins, 24, of Allegany, an inmate at Willard Correctional Facility; and Joseph D. Hovey Jr., 27, of Wellsville. The four were charges with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. They will be arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court

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