Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges In Fatal Overdose Case

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BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – A 34-year-old Jamestown man has plead guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl as part of a drug deal that police say lead to a fatal overdose.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo announced Friday James Brandow pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and fentanyl.

Brandow allegedly conspired with others to sell heroin and fentanyl between June 2020 and June 2021.

He, law enforcement alleges, use Facebook to conduct his drug trafficking activities including arranging deals with customers, associates, co-conspirators, and suppliers.

On July 31, 2020 Brandow allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl which resulted in the death of an individual identified as K.T. and resulted in seriously bodily injury to an individual identified as B.F.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 14.


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