BUFFALO – A City of Jamestown man has plead guilty to possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that 23-year-old Omar Vera-Velazquez entered the plea in a Buffalo courtroom.
Prosecutors say that Vera-Velazquez sold and distributed heroin in the Jamestown area in September 2019 and possessed various firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking in order to protect himself, his drugs, and his drug proceeds.
Police raided his home on Bowen Street in Jamestown last year seizing four firearms, ammunition, two pistol magazines, approximately 60 grams of a heroin and fentanyl substance, two scales, several empty plastic baggies, and packaging materials.
Prosecutors say Vera-Velazquez is scheduled to be sentenced in March and faces five years to life in prison.