BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown resident has plead guilty to federal drug distribution charges in connection with a fatal overdose death in 2020.
The U.S. Attorney Office in Buffalo says Ryan Bloom pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.
In April 2020, a victim identified as D.R. fatally overdosed after taking drugs sold by Bloom and his then girlfriend Rachelle Allison.
Prosecutors said both Bloom and Allison sold heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Specifically, the duo networked on Facebook to peddle the drugs out of their Fairview Avenue residence in Jamestown.
The two were arrested in February 2021 after an undercover drug purchase.
Allison was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing. Sentencing for Bloom scheduled for July 14.