Jamestown Man Takes Plea In Federal Meth Case

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BUFFALO – A Jamestown man has plead guilty to a federal methamphetamine distribution charge.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Jacob Komenda, 24, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty Thursday  before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five grams or more of methamphetamine.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that on April 27, 2019, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a New York state search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Partridge Street in Jamestown. Officers recovered methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia throughout the residence, as well as a 12 gauge shotgun and a stun gun.

On September 5, 2019, investigators executed a second state search warrant at the defendant’s residence, this time on Fairview Avenue in Jamestown, and a federal arrest warrant. Komenda had $3,182 in cash in his shorts pocket, which was proceeds of his drug trafficking activities. Investigators also recovered methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia from the residence.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.   

Sentencing is scheduled for November 9, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.


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