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MAYVILLE – A three-month-long investigation into trafficking in prescription narcotics across the Southern Tier lead to the separate arrests Tuesday of a South Dayton man and a South Dayton woman by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county sheriff’s deputies.

Brian J. Lycett, 42, was arrested in his Pine Street apartment about 2:50 p.m.

Kimberly D. Albares, 43, was arrested in her Main Street house about 3:10 p.m.

Both were being held without bail in the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of third-degree criminal possession and criminal sale of controlled substances. Officials said the two arrests culminate the prescription drug probe. Lycett is accused of selling drugs from a home in the Town of Villenova and Albares is accused of selling drugs in a home in the Town of Cherry Creek. Officials declined comment on any relationship between the two suspects.