Jamestown Men Sentenced to 20 Years for Fentanyl Fatality

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(WNY News Now) – Two Jamestown residents were sentenced to prison for their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine, resulting in a fatal overdose. In a separate case another Jamestown resident received a lengthy prison term for similar drug trafficking activities.

Buffalo – Two Jamestown residents, Garson E. Butcher (31) and Alisha Centi (29), have been sentenced to prison terms by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. for their roles in a drug distribution conspiracy involving heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. The sentencing comes after their narcotics sales led to a fatality and multiple overdoses.

Butcher was handed a 240-month prison term, while Centi received an 84-month sentence. The duo was found guilty of conspiring to possess and distribute the illicit drugs between March 2020 and June 2021. Tragically, a sale they made on March 29, 2020, resulted in the death of an individual identified as T.R. Another sale on September 28, 2020, led to an overdose for an individual named K.K., who survived after receiving Narcan.

In a separate case, Judge Sinatra sentenced 37-year-old Ryan Bloom to 240 months in prison. Bloom, along with co-conspirator Rachelle Allison, engaged in the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. The pair operated out of a Jamestown residence, facilitating drug trafficking and running a needle exchange, which caused multiple overdoses, including one fatality.

The investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jamestown Police Department, and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) program.

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