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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Jamestown Man Arrested While On Parole Going To Prison On 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 Shaquelle Coleman, 28, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan E. Leydecker, who handled the case, stated that on January 23, 2019, the defendant was arrested with another absconding parolee, Earl Stone Jr., for violating terms of parole. Coleman and Stone were located in the upstairs bedroom of a residence on West 7th Street in Jamestown. During a search of the two defendants, law enforcement officers recovered $1,400 in U.S. Currency. They also recovered a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a digital scale with white residue, and three cellular telephones from the residence.

Earl Stone was previously convicted and sentenced to serve 32 months in prison.

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 May 26, 2021