BUFFALO – A Corry Pennsylvania man was sentenced in connection with a Chautauqua County drug trafficking case on Friday.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 43-year-old Jerry Roneker Jr. was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo.
Roneker Jr. was previously convicted of possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Prosecutors say that in March 2019 Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies observed Roneker Jr.’s vehicle, bearing Pennsylvania license plates, cross the center line of the road in the Town of Chautauqua.
After conducting a traffic stop, deputies observed a smoking pipe in the front of the vehicle.
Deputies asked Roneker and a passenger to exit the vehicle at which time they noticed two large chunks of suspected methamphetamine.
During a pat down of the defendant, deputies also allegedly located a loaded 9mm handgun.
A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of $10,210 in U.S. currency, suspected ecstasy pills, packaging materials, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, Xanax pills, MDMA pills, Suboxone strips, and two hypodermic needles.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James Quattrone, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.