Two Jamestown Residents Face Federal Drug Charges

BUFFALO – Two Jamestown residents were recently arrested and charged by criminal complaint, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, are both charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and possession of stolen firearms. In addition, Beardsley is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at the defendants’ residence at 70 Forest Ave. in Jamestown. Officers reportedly recovered two firearms; $296.00 in US currency; a circular glass mirror with an unknown pill and a quantity of crystal methamphetamine; two digital scales; and a bag of Dimethyl Sulfone, which acts as a cutting agent for methamphetamine.

Officers also reportedly seized 27 prepaid credit cards; three cell phones; seven live rounds of ammunition; nine spent shell casings; several packaging baggies; two calibration weights; and a case of SD cards. Subsequent investigation determined that two of the firearms recovered were stolen from a residence in Town of Ellicott in January 2019.

Beardsley was previously convicted of three felonies, including first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, third-degree attempted burglary, and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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