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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Loegan Morrison Samples, 24, Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of maintaining a drug-involved premises, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that in April 2019, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Samples’ residence on Partridge Street, during which investigators recovered methamphetamine, small amounts of cocaine and marijuana, a shotgun, a stun gun, and drug paraphernalia. Samples sold methamphetamine for boyfriend and co-defendant Jacob Komenda and maintained the premises on Partridge Street for drug trafficking. In September 2019, investigators executed a second search warrant at a new residence in Jamestown that Samples shared with Komenda, seizing $3,182 in cash, methamphetamine, and various drug paraphernalia.
Jacob Komenda was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division, the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James Quattrone.
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