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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Jamestown Couple Arrested, Charged With Multiple Drug And Gun Charges

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, both of Jamestown, NY, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and possession of stolen firearms. In addition, defendant Beardsley is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at the defendants’ residence at 70 Forest Avenue in Jamestown. Officers recovered two firearms; $296.00 in US currency; a circular glass mirror with an unknown pill and a quantity of crystal methamphetamine; two digital scales; and a bag of Dimethyl Sulfone, which acts as a cutting agent for methamphetamine. Officers also seized 27 prepaid credit cards; three cell phones; seven live rounds of ammunition; nine spent shell casings; several packaging baggies; two calibration weights; and a case of SD cards. Subsequent investigation determined that two of the firearms recovered were stolen from a residence in Town of Ellicott in January 2019.

Beardsley was previously convicted of three felonies, including Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Attempted Burglary in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 17, 2019