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Chautauqua County business owner faces 11 drug, stolen property charges

A Town of Sheridan business was raided Friday and its owner charged with drug-related and stolen property crimes, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.

James L. Langendorfer, 55, of Fredonia, was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, the Sheriff's Office said.

Langendorfer was also charged with third-degree auto stripping, criminal possession of stolen property valued at greater than $3,000, third-degree grand larceny, second-degree possession of a forged instrument and illegal possession of vehicle identification numbers, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and State Police Special Investigations Unit investigated an East Main Road business, the Sheriff's Office said.

The business was raided at about 11 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Officers seized narcotics, marijuana and contraband, the Sheriff's Office said.

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