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Fredonia man charged with selling painkiller

FREDONIA -- A Chestnut Street resident is accused of selling the painkiller Oxy-Contin, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force said.

Keith J. Carlson, 18, was charged Tuesday with criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance in the Fredonia area. Task force officers made several undercover purchases, police said.

Carlson remained in Chautauqua County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest, authorities said.


Scio man arraigned on DWI, other charges

WELLSVILLE -- Village Justice Will Goetschius arraigned Michael Sheridan, 38, of Scio in Jones Memorial Hospital before dawn Tuesday.

Belvidere troopers said Sheridan had complained of abdominal pain after an accident on Knights Creek Road in Scio at 1 a.m. and was being observed.

They charged him with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in the car, crossing hazard markings and other traffic counts.

Goetschius ordered Sheridan held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Troopers said Sheridan was northbound when he drove off the road, crossed a field and destroyed his own car and two others parked in a yard.

He then knocked on the door of a house and told the occupants -- and later troopers -- that someone else had been driving.


Dunkirk boys accused of setting fire to garage

DUNKIRK -- Two boys, 7 and 9 years old, have been petitioned to Family Court in the torching of a South Beagle Street garage last week, Dunkirk police said.

The boys were charged with arson and criminal mischief.

Police said the two started the fire shortly before 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday.


Man handed jail term in drug sale plea

BELMONT -- Allegany County Judge James E. Euken Tuesday sentenced Donald H. Chalker, 55, of Wellsville to six months in jail Tuesday on an attempted drug sale plea.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Slep said Chalker pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

He said Chalker sold a narcotic in Wellsville Jan. 13.

Euken also put Chalker on five years probation.

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