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Olean Man Arrested on Drug Charge

Elliott James

OLEAN, NY -- Police arrested a  45-year-old city man Wednesday after finding 17 bags of crack cocaine and two bags of powder cocaine at his North Barry Street home.

Elliott James was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after Olean Police Emergency Response team members served a search warrant at his home.

Police said James, who is on New York State parole for a 2008 criminal possession of a controlled substance conviction, has been arrested numerous times for drug charges in the Olean dating back to 1996.

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