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

Monday, April 8, 2019

Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty For Her Role In Methamphetamine Ring

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Stacie N. Yancer, 39, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Astorga and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who are handling the case, stated that between November 2017 and June 14, 2018, conspired with others to operate a drug trafficking organization, primarily involving methamphetamine, in the Jamestown area.

On January 10, 2018, and March 8, 2018, the defendant sold methamphetamine to an individual working with the Jamestown Drug Task Force.

On March 12, 2018, a search warrant was executed at 22 Bassett Street in Jamestown. During the search, the defendant was located in the back bedroom of 22 Bassett Street, Jamestown, NY. During the search, investigators recovered quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine; and Suboxone strips.

The defendant was charged along with 14 other defendants. She is the second to be convicted. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings.  

Sentencing is scheduled for August 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Vilardo

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Drug Trafficking
Updated April 8, 2019