Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty In Operation Meltdown I And II

Searcy Fields, file image.

BUFFALO – A Jamestown woman has plead guilty to her part in a methamphetamine conspiracy case and faces five to 40 years in prison and up to $5 million in fines.

Searcy E. Fields pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five grams or more of methamphetamine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Astorga and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who are handling the case, stated that the defendant pleaded guilty for her role in a Jamestown methamphetamine conspiracy.



On May 22, Fields sold 15 grams of methamphetamine to an individual working with law enforcement. In a recorded conversation, the individual asked the defendant for half an ounce of methamphetamine. Fields responded that she had “a little H” (heroin) but did not have “that much ice.” The defendant then called and got the methamphetamine from co-defendant Destiny Hare and Andrew Bennett.

Fields was indicted along with 14 other defendants including: Destiny Hare; Zackiel Fields, Jr.; Ernest Cauley, Jr., a/k/a L.A., a/k/a Ernie; Jamell Trapp, a/k/a K.S.; Ramael Fields; Stephanie L. Harrison; Marcus Martin Bowman; Danny W. Michael, Ill; Alexis V. Hall; Destiny J. Hare; Andrew C. Bennett; Jacob A. Motherwell; Michael A. Davis; and Stacie N. Yancer. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Fields is the first defendant to be convicted.



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