BUFFALO – Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday two Jamestown residents have been indicted for allegedly selling drugs that lead to the death.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 29-year-old Garson Butcher and 26-year-old Alisha Centi were charged with distribution of fentanyl causing death, narcotics conspiracy, and using and maintaining a drug-involved premises.
It is alleged between March 2020, and June 2021, Butcher and Centi conspired with others to possess and sell heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.
On March 29, 2020, the two are accused of selling fentanyl which resulted in the death of an individual identified as T.R. In addition, Butcher and Centi allegedly used residences on Fairview Avenue and Roland Road to manufacture and distribute heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.
The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Keith Kruskall, the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James B. Quattrone.
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