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Three men, one woman arrested in Jamestown drug raids

Three men and a woman were arrested by Jamestown police and state and federal authorities, who recovered illegal drugs and guns during raids on two alleged Jamestown drug-trafficking spots early Thursday morning.

In custody at the city jail pending further court proceedings are Jensen Vasquez, 29, of East Second Street; Mark Goldsmith, 30; Peggy Sue Reese, 29; and Antonio Wiggins, 38, all of McKinley Avenue.

Quantities of cocaine, narcotic pills and marijuana were recovered. Vasquez was arrested during a raid on his home in the 800 block of East Second, where agents of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and the state Parole Division reported seizing a quantity of cocaine, hydrocodone pills and two loaded handguns, including one recently reported stolen in the Town of Ellicott. He is being held on third-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

Vasquez also may face parole violation charges, which are still under investigation.

The three other suspects were arrested at a home in the first block of McKinley Avenue where the Jamestown Police SWAT Team also assisted raiders who reported seizing a large quantity of marijuana and more than $7,000 in cash.

Goldsmith is charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and tempering with evidence for allegedly throwing a large amount of marijuana out a second-floor window as police were entering the building at about 6:45 a.m.

Reese is charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance linked to an unidentified narcotic substance allegedly found in the house.

Wiggins was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

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