Suspected crack dealers arrested in Dunkirk

DUNKIRK, NY – Two people are under arrest and a couple of hundred dollars worth of crack cocaine is in police custody after a raid conducted by City of Dunkirk Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force Thursday evening.

Acting on neighborhood complaints, police raided a Grant Avenue apartment where the drugs, and a large amount of cash, were seized, according to a statement released by the Dunkirk Police Department.

Police arrested two suspects at the scene: Yanira Corraliza-Maestre, 20, and Kayla A. Hoffman, 21. Two other suspects remain at large: Antoine D. Jones, 35, and Shamaar D. Braggs, 33.

Police acted on a warrant issued by Dunkirk City Court following a lengthy investigation and surveillance of the apartment, which is located at 631 Grant Avenue. Police raided the residence at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say an intensive manhunt is underway to find Jones and Braggs. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dunkirk Police Department at 366-2266 or 363-0313.


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