Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown man faces life behind bars for his role in a Jamestown and Buffalo narcotics ring.

37-year-old Richard Philbrick pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 400 grams or more fentanyl. 

Prosecutors accuse Philbrick of buying and selling heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamines for profit and self use.

They also allege him of using Facebook for drug trafficking at his Newland Avenue address.

During investigation, officers were able to purchase controlled substances multiple times from Philbrick.

The Jamestown Police Department performed a traffic stop where officers recovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, over $1,000 U.S. dollars, fentanyl, methamphetamine, morphine pills, hydrocodone pills, buprenorphine pills, psilocybin mushrooms, cellphones, suboxone strips, and a Pellet Gun.

Philbrick pleaded guilty to the drug charges, The charges carry a minimum penalty of ten years in prison, with a maximum of life and $10 million dollar fine.

 He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2, 2023.


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