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Orchard Park man charged with dealing drugs from his home

A 45-year-old Orchard Park man was arrested Thursday on multiple drug charges after a five-month investigation by Orchard Park Police into alleged drug sales from the right side unit of 4075 California Road.

Police charged John H. Thurston Jr. with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana, and one count each of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Additional charges are pending, police said.

Police said Thurston made multiple sales of various controlled substances to an undercover office from his apartment. Drug paraphernalia, including packaging and a scale, as well as opium and marijuana, were seized, police said.

Thurston was held for arraignment on bail of $6,250.