On October 15, 2015 at about 4:30 P.M., the City of Dunkirk Police Department Patrol Division located and arrested Minerva Maestre, age 47, of 51 E 2nd St, Dunkirk N.Y. on an outstanding arrest warrant that had been issued earlier by the City of Dunkirk Court Judge Drag. The warrant charges Ms. Maestre with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. The warrant was issued for Ms. Maestre. was based on information brought by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that Ms. Maestre has sold quantities of crack cocaine to an agent of the Drug Task Force within the City of Dunkirk. Additional charges against Ms. Maestre are pending. Ms. Maestre was taken to the City of Dunkirk Police Department Jail. Ms. Maestre was subsequently arraigned before City of Dunkirk Judge Drag and then committed to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail pending further action by the court.
The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and City of Dunkirk Police Department. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force would like to encourage members of the community to call either the Task Force at 800-344-8702 or their local Dunkirk Police at 363-0313 when they observe narcotics related activity in their area.