SALAMANCA — Eight persons were charged in two separate incidents Tuesday, Nov. 5 after investigations by multiple law enforcement agencies.

An investigation by the Olean office of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Taskforce, assisted by Olean Street Crimes, led to a search warrant being issued for 46 Murray Ave., Salamanca. A search was conducted at 9:58 p.m. by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Special Response Team at the residence led to the discovery of crack cocaine packaged for sale, crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Brenda Anderson, 44, who reportedly resides at the address, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class A misdemeanors.

Brett Williams, 23, of Coldspring; Ashley Oakes, 21, of Salamanca; Jaquan Owens, 28, of Buffalo and Johnathan Saracina, 28, of Angola, were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

The five were reported held pending arraignment at the Salamanca City Police Department.

Earlier in the evening, a search was performed at 6:50 p.m. at 182 Highland Ave. after an investigation by the Olean office of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Salamanca Police Department conducted the search, which yielded crack cocaine, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Candy Leon, 52, who reportedly resided at the home, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. She was also charged on a violation of probation warrant and taken to Cattaraugus County Jail with no bail.

Jeffery Vaughn, 46, and Destiny Shoup, 18, both of Salamanca, were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors. They were each issued appearance tickets.