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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Watkins Glen Man Going To Prison On Methamphetamine Charge

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Christopher Wiesner, 32, of Watkins Glen, NY, who was convicted of attempted possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine was sentenced to 130 months In prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean C. Eldridge, who handled the case, stated that On May 16, 2018, a package from California was sent to the defendant at his home in Watkins Glen. Inspectors with the U.S. Postal inspection Service obtained a search warrant for the package, which was found to contain approximately 55 grams of crystal (pure) methamphetamine. Wiesner contacted the Watkins Glen Post Office on several occasions between May 16, 2018, and May 22, 2018, attempting to locate and pick up the package. On May 23, 2018, the defendant went to the Watkins Glen Post Office and retrieved a package that was filled with sham. Shortly after exiting the post office, Wiesner was arrested. The defendant admitted that he purchased the methamphetamine from the dark web, and that he intended to sell it.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Boston Division Inspector-in-Charge Joseph W. Cronin, with assistance from the New York State Police.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 8, 2019