Five people were arrested Friday by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies after a four-month investigation into crack cocaine trafficking between Buffalo and Jamestown.
Thomas A. Hall, 22, of Jamestown, and Demario T. Staples, 21, of Buffalo, were both charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, deputies said.
Christopher J. Hall, 26, of Buffalo, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and Aziza Q. Prunty, 22, of Jamestown with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Richard A. Philbrick, 19, of Panama, was wanted on existing warrants for unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing marijuana.
During the investigation, undercover agents made multiple crack cocaine purchases from Thomas Hall and Staples at 851 Spring St. in Jamestown, deputies said.
Authorities made most of the arrests after searching the Spring Street address. Staples was arrested at a nearby motel, deputies said.
Deputies said they expect to make more arrests in the case.
All those charged Friday were to be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.