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Wellsville Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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 Anthony R. Kidd, 54, 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 60 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 an apartment building on South Main St. in Wellsville. Officers discovered items used to manufacture methamphetamine as well as a quantity of finished methamphetamine. A subsequent search warrant executed at Kidd's apartment on Madison Avenue in Wellsville led to the discovery of an active methamphetamine laboratory. The court’s restitution amount was to repay the state for costs associated with the environmental clean-up of these laboratory sites.

The defendant was arrested along with April Patterson, Jason Patterson, John Faber and Justin McPherson. April Patterson was sentenced to 30 months in prison; Jason Patterson 151 months; John Faber 40 months; and Justin McPherson 24 months.

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, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division. Special assistance was provided by Allegany County District Attorney Keith Slep.

Updated December 12, 2014