JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown women were arrested after police and federal investigators allege they planned to sell methamphetamine in the local area.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says that Antasia Babcock, 27, and Celeste Carr, 34, were charged in separate criminal complaints on Thursday.
Prosecutors say the duo are charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution.
The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Babcock’s Wescott Street residence in October where officers seized one pound of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $62,000 in cash.
That same day, the task force executed another New York State search warrant at defendant Carr’s residence, which was also located on Wescott Street in Jamestown.
During that search, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 15 ounces of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, approximately 3 ounces of suspected fentanyl, packaging material, a digital scale, and a drug ledger.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, under the direction of Jamestown Police Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.