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Jamestown drug fugitive arrested during routine traffic check

JAMESTOWN – A 28-year-old Jamestown drug fugitive was being being held Tuesday in the Chautauqua County Jail on additional drug charges after his arrest while allegedly trying to hide from police during a routine traffic check on a car he was in.

Darren K. Mushat, who was the subject of a felony warrant in an earlier drug case, was found hiding in the back seat of a car stopped at Washington near Tenth streets about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

As he was being searched by officers he was found to have 1.6 grams of crack cocaine, and an additional charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance was added to his existing drug charges. Arraigned in Jamestown City Court Tuesday morning, he was being held pending further court proceedings.