Eleven-Count Indictment Unsealed Against Alleged Jamestown Drug Dealers

BUFFALO-Two Jamestown residents were recently indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous drug possession and distribution charges according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Juan Pacheco, Jr., 34, and Andrew Garner, AKA Bam, 36, were both charged with Conspiracy to Distribute over five kilograms or more of cocaine, over 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and marijuana, and Maintaining a drug involved premises.

Pacheco was also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Garner was additionally charged with distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison for Pacheco and 10 years in prison for Garner. Both face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.

The defendants allegedly received large quantities of drugs from California that were smuggled into the United States from Mexico between April 2016 and September 2016. Authorities identified Pacheco and Garner as significant dealers in the Jamestown area.

Jamestown Police reportedly recovered bags containing cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana during a raid of Garner’s apartment May 19th, 2016. Baggies, scales and a video surveillance system were also recovered.

Garner was arrested on June 14, 2016.

Pacheco was arrested on August 18, 2016 during a raid of his alleged “stash house” located at 477 Main Street in Jamestown. Officers reportedly seized approximately nine kilograms of cocaine, more than three kilograms of methamphetamine and over six pounds of marijuana. The DEA also allegedly seized nearly $133,000 in cash from the residence and approximately $7,000 from Pacheco’s pocket upon his arrest. Two vehicles reportedly belonging to Pacheco were also seized in the raid, including a Mercedes C300 and a Ford F150.

The defendants are being detained.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division; the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, which includes officers from the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings; the Ellicott Police Department, under the direction of William L. Ohnmeiss Jr.; and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), under the direction of Lieutenant Kevin Reyes and Major David Krause.

 

6 Comments

  1. They deserve life in prison. Most criminals in Jamestown get let back out out after 6 months or a year anyway. And do the same thing. The problem is that our court system and a large portion of our police force are crooked and that is what got Jamestown where it is today. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’d name names but I want to stay alive and don’t want to come up “missing” like everyone else.

    • So its safe to assume, Chad, that you are pretty much a complete idiot, correct? He was in possession of plant matter and its derivatives. Plants, fucking PLANTS! What right does a government have to regulate nature? What right does government have to dictate what an adult can or cannot do with their body? I suppose you also believe homosexuality is an “abomination to god” and that they should be punished for their immorality… I hate people like you, so, so badly. Poorly educated, extremely myopic, white trash conservatives that put people like Donald Trump in office because you’re all too daft to be able to tell when someone is lying to you.

    • Actually what got Jmst where it is today is that mayor teresi had to get his federal money from population somewhere and since most real residents left after all the industries did he sought out ppl from where ever he could…hence all the outsiders here doing what they do best!!!

    • Why not make drugs legal to adults, and reduce the black market/criminal aspect….then it would be by by drug dealers, uncle sam could be their connect (like he has for years, ie big pharm, iran contra, and the Afghan war that caused the heroin epidemic)

  2. Chad YOU TALK LIKE SOMEONE WITH A PAPER ASS. The Jamestown PD is doing a good job and they have their hands full just dealing with normal run of the mill jerks like you.

  3. Way to go spending millions of dollars to arrest two (count it two) people, there will be 4 more people filling the void created by the lose of these two. Wake up people drugs are not going away, since the war on drugs, drug use has skyrocketed by who knows how much percent, consenting adults want what they want, so why not let em have it, all that happens when you make something illegal is create a black market wich creates crimes from property crimes to murder….wake up america

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