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3 arrested on drug possession charges in Salamanca

Three Salamanca residents have been arrested on drug-related charges following an investigation and subsequent search of an alleged drug house by law enforcement officers Tuesday, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

Candy Leon, 52, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl, deputies said.

Also arrested were 46-year-old Jeffery Vaughn and 18-year-old Destiny Shoup, who were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

All are misdemeanor charges.

The Sheriff's Office said that, while executing a search warrant Tuesday at a Highland Street address in Salamanca, law enforcement officers from the Olean office of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force seized crack cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia was also allegedly found.

Leon, Vaughn and Shoup were all taken to the Salamanca Police Department for processing.

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