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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 5, 2018

Jamestown Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Barrett Johnson, 34, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute MDA, also known as “Molly,” a Scheduled I controlled substance, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that the defendant sold MDA on multiple occasions, at locations which included Johnson’s barbershop. The defendant would purchase “Molly” from co-defendant Richard Clarke and, in turn, sell the “Molly” to others, including co-defendant Joshua Castro. 

Co-defendants Joshua Castro and Richard Clarke have also been convicted.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly, and the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce which includes the Ontario Provincial Police, Niagara Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, and Toronto Police Services.

Updated March 5, 2018