Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Allegany County Deputies make drug arrest

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that following a lengthy investigation into the illegal sales of prescription drugs in the Friendship area, Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, arrested Justin C. Winchell, age 38, of 7063 Gleason Hill Road in Belfast. He was charged with  Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (1 Count) and   Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree (1 Count). The arrest stems from an incident in which Winchell allegedly sold illegal narcotics to an agent of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit in the Town of Friendship.  Winchell was arrested without incident, processed, arraigned in Allegany County Court and remanded to the County Jail on $10,000.00 Cash Bail or $20,000.00 Insurance Company Bond.  Winchell will reappear in County Court at a later date for additional court action.