Sheriff Thomas Mills announced that on Monday afternoon members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office “Special Response Team” executed a search warrant and subsequently arrested two residents in the Town of Colchester. 

Investigators and deputies arrested and charged 57 year old Douglas James and 57 year old Karen James, both of Downsville with one count of Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug (COCAINE) with the intent to sell in the third degree; a class “B” Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 2nd degree a class “D” felony.

The investigation and the search of the residence by members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, to include K-9 Ozzie, revealed approximately one and a half pounds of Marihuana, one and a quarter ounces of Cocaine, the seizure of $6,026.00 in cash, a digital scale, several rifles and active NYS Public Assistance Benefit cards issued to both defendants.The James's were arraigned in the Town of Colchester Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu on $100,000.00 cash bail.  This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected in the near future.

Douglas James (Credit: Delaware County Sheriff's Office)
Karen James (Credit: Delaware County Sheriff's Office)