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Three arrested as part of Jamestown meth ring

Three people have been arrested as part of a methamphetamine ring in Jamestown, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force conducted a Jan. 24 raid on the Main Street premises where the drugs were allegedly sold, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. During the search, officers recovered marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, as well as a digital scale and other drug packaging and paraphernalia, prosecutors said.

Arrested were Mark R. Maio, 34, and Brittany L. Dellahoy, 28, both of East Randolph, and Brandon Smith, 32, of Jamestown. Each was charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, and maintaining a drug involved premises, prosecutors said. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The defendants made an initial appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and are being held pending a detention hearing Friday.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, since March 2018, the Jamestown Police Department Narcotics Unit has been investigating Maio and Smith for distributing methamphetamine in and around the Chautauqua County city. Controlled purchases of narcotics were made from Maio, prosecutors said. Both Maio and Smith have been arrested by Jamestown Police on multiple occasions for selling and possessing methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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