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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Long Island Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joel C. Jacob, 22, East Meadow, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “Molly,” was sentenced to 36 months probation to include six months home detention by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who handled the case, stated that on August 17, 2016, Jacob signed for a parcel addressed to him during a controlled delivery by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The delivery was made to Jacob’s residence on Campus Drive in Buffalo, a residence he shared with co-defendant Connor Dempsey. The package, which was ordered over the internet using bitcoins, was sent from Munchen, Germany and contained over 180 grams of MDMA.

During a search of the Campus Drive apartment, officers recovered quantities of: marijuana; LSD; cocaine; THC; Xanax; and ketamine. They also found a digital scale, baggies, empty capsules, other drug paraphernalia, and another mail parcel addressed to a third co-defendant.

Connor Dempsey was also convicted and sentenced.

Today’s sentence is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; and the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski of the Boston Division.

Updated November 9, 2017