Wellsville Man Sentenced on Drug Charges
BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jason W. Patterson, 38, of Wellsville, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute and distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,143 in restitution to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that on January 26, 2012 law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence on South Main St. in Wellsville. Officers discovered items used to manufacture methamphetamine as well as a quantity of methamphetamine. A subsequent search warrant executed at a residence on Madison Ave. in Wellsville led to the discovery of active methamphetamine laboratory. The court’s restitution amount was to repay the government for costs associated with the environmental clean-up of this laboratory.
The defendant was arrested along with his wife April Patterson, Anthony Kidd, John Faber and Justin McPherson. April Patterson was sentenced to 30 months in prison; John Faber 40 months; and Justin McPherson 24 months. Anthony Kidd will be sentenced on November 5, 2014.Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Michael Cerretto, the Wellsville Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy O’Grady, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.