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Former Olean woman returns charged with drug trafficking

OLEAN – A 29-year-old former Olean resident was extradited from her new home in Las Vegas and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail by County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz during her arraignment in Little Valley Wednesday on felony drug charges for allegedly trafficking in heroin in Olean.

Shauna N. Covert was arrested last week in Las Vegas, her new home town, and extradicted back here at the request of the Olean Police Department, according to Capt. Robert K. Blovsky, head of its criminal division.

Covert, the subject of a more than year-long investigation, has been charged with third-degree criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance for alleged sales of heroin in Olean.

She was remanded in lieu of $10,000 bail pending further court proceedings.