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Jamestown man charged with selling cocaine

A Jamestown man is facing federal charges for allegedly selling cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Wednesday.

Odessin McBride, 38, was arrested May 19 after special agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and officers from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his home. McBride was home, along with his wife and 4-year-old child.

Authorities said they discovered cash, four digital scales and a shrink-wrapping machine in the kitchen of the home. In the backyard, police found buried under some bushes scales, baggies, a razor blade and cocaine sealed in shrink-wrapped plastic bags. A total of 4.5 ounces of cocaine and one ounce of crack cocaine was seized, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

He was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine.

U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder ordered McBride be held in custody pending a detention hearing.

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