Share this article

print logo

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS

The fourth Chautauqua County high school student within the past two months to be accused of selling drugs was arrested Monday.

Sheriff's officers said Jason M. Yonkers, 17, of North Everett Street, Bemus Point, was arrested Monday morning at Maple Grove High School without incident.

Deputies reported receiving information last fall that Yonkers was selling LSD and Ecstacy in the Bemus Point area. They contacted the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, which set up surveillance on the Yonkers' home and made two undercover buys.

The first, according to agents, was for LSD and the second was for Ecstacy. Authorities said both are hallucinogens and mind-altering drugs. Ecstacy, they added, is a relatively new drug to the area.

Task Force officials said the case was presented to a grand jury last week, and a warrant was issued.

Yonkers is charged with two counts each of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was also wanted on a county court warrant for violating his probation and in Jamestown for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Yonkers was arraigned and sent to the county jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 property bond.

Task Force agents and sheriff's deputies said they are continuing their investigation in the Bemus Point area, and more arrests could be made.

During the investigation, agents said, they were unable to determine that Yonkers was selling or possessed drugs on school grounds but that he did have contact with many students at his Bemus Point residence.

There are no comments - be the first to comment