Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Possession

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(WNY News Now) – Joseph Wedge, a 43-year-old resident of Lewiston, NY, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The sentencing follows Wedge’s conviction for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as announced today by U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, prosecuting the case, revealed that in May 2020, a joint operation involving the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted a package containing 119 grams of methamphetamine, which was addressed to Wedge. To gather evidence, investigators replaced the methamphetamine with a substitute substance and arranged for a controlled delivery at the Lewiston Post Office on May 8, 2020.

Wedge deployed an aerial drone to scout the area around the post office just before entering the building. Approximately 20 minutes later, Wedge claimed the package and was promptly arrested by law enforcement officers.


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