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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Jamestown Man Arrested While On New York State Parole Going To Prison Following Crack Cocaine Conviction

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Earl Stone Jr. a/k/a Ooh Wop, 28, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve 32 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan E. Leydecker, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was arrested, with another absconding parolee, Shaquelle Coleman, on January 23, 2019, for violating terms of parole. Stone and Coleman were located in the upstairs bedroom of a residence on West 7th Street in Jamestown. Stone had what appeared to be floor insulation from the attic of the residence all over his clothing. During a search of the residence, suspected crack cocaine was located in the attic. A digital scale with white residue and three cellular telephones were also seized. A review of the three cellular telephones recovered several text messages coordinating the sale of narcotics.
Shaquelle Coleman was previously convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 21, 2021.   

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia; the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson; the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci; and the New York State Police, under the direction Major James Hall.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 9, 2020