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A Dunkirk man caught with drugs in a safe pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Fred Santiago, 30, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment when sentenced Sept. 20 before Chief U.S. Distr…

A Dunkirk man faces drug charges following a raid Wednesday of a Town of Pomfret residence where police confiscated 138 ounces of marijuana. Hammad R. Zaidi, 46, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and faces additional charges, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's office. Dunkirk police and the Sheriff's office were assisted by the Southern Tier…

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A Virginia man was arrested on charges of marijuana possession after he was stopped in Chautauqua County by State Police for speeding, authorities said Tuesday. John Creager, 53, of Fairfax, was pulled over Friday on Interstate 86 in the Town of Poland, according to State Police. While speaking to Creager, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside his vehicle,…

Kenmore Police charged a Kinsey Avenue man with third-degree possession of marijuana, a class E felony, after serving a warrant at his home in the 400 block of the street on Friday evening. Anthony Nardello, 40, was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into marijuana sales in the village, according to Kenmore police. A class E felony possession charge means a su…

A Clymer man was arrested on drug charges Friday after state trooprs pulled him over for a traffic violation and noticed marijuana in the back seat of his vehicle. Thomas McFarren, 28, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers  said they pulled McFarren pulled ov…