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Lancaster Man Sentenced For Manufacturing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Michael Jachimiak, 38, of Lancaster, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced to 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that between April 2014 and June 19, 2014, Jachimiak conspired to manufacture and use methamphetamine with others, including codefendant John Ruth, at 97 Field Street in Lancaster where he resided.

In the early morning hours of June 19, 2014, officers from the Lancaster Police Department conducted a trash pull at the residence and seized approximately 736 spent pseudophedrine blister packs, and receipts for the purchase of precursor materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. Later that day, officers and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents executed a NYS search warrant at the residence. Officers seized 3-hydrocholoric acid gas generators, hypodermic needles containing suspected liquid methamphetamine, white, crystalline substance weighing approximately 43.27 grams, Mason jars containing “one-pot” methamphetamine laboratory residue, 1 Coleman fuel bottle, 1 can of Zippo acid, 2 bottles of ammonium nitrate, and other precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Jachimiak and Ruth manufactured methamphetamine numerous times at the residence. At various times, Ruth arranged for other individuals to purchase pseudophedrine tablets and other materials needed to manufacture methamphetamine. Ruth used some of the methamphetamine and sold some of it. The substances seized were sent to the DEA Northeast Regional Laboratory for analysis, which confirmed that the substances contained methamphetamine residue.

John Ruth was sentenced to 57 months in prison.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division and the Lancaster Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gerald Gill.

Updated September 18, 2015