Man Arrested After Inspectors Find Cocaine Inside Of Grill From Puerto-Rico

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JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing several charges after U.S. Postal Inspectors say they found more than 500 grams of cocaine in a package addressed to him.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo reports Jeffrey John Guzman Suarez, 29, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine after a review of outgoing mail at the Jamestown Post Office was found to allegedly contain drugs.

Inspectors say a search of a suspicious priority mail parcel addressed to Guzman-Suarez from Puerto-Rico on October 2 revealed an off-white chunky substance, later found to be cocaine, in brick form wrapped in multiple layers of plastic wrap, food storage bags, and cleaning wipes inside of a small portable charcoal grill.

Police said on October 11 Guzman entered the Jamestown Post Office and requested to pick up the parcel.

After accepting the parcel and exiting the post office, the Guzman was stopped by law enforcement officers and taken into custody.

Prosecutors say the charge carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Joseph W. Cronin of the Boston Division; and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings.


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