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    Jamestown, NY probation visit finds drugs, children living in ‘deplorable’ conditions

    By Drew Miller,


    ( WJET/WFXP )– Three Jamestown, NY residents are facing separate charges after a probation check uncovered drugs, a weapon and children living in “deplorable” conditions earlier this week according to Jamestown Police.

    Members of Jamestown Police were assisting with a probation visit on the city’s east side on April 16 for 45-year-old Michael Bane where police said he was living with 34-year-old Marissa Morris and two children.

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    During the visit, police found an unspecified amount of methamphetamine, packaging materials, a digital scale and a Mossberg rifle with the serial number described as defaced. Bane had previously been convicted of a felony and was not allowed to possess a firearm.

    Police said the living conditions at the residence with two children in it were “deplorable” with garbage and old food scattered around the residence to the point of not being able to talk around as well as no running water or beds for the children.

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    Police also found another person hiding in one of the residence’s closets identified as 29-year-old James Morris who had a valid stay away order with Marissa Morris.

    Bane has since been charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance along with criminally using paraphernalia.

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    Marissa Morris has also been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child while James Morris has been charged with criminal contempt.

    All three suspects have been arraigned pleading not guilty to all charges and are being held in the Jamestown City Jail.

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