May 04, 2017
Contact: Erin Mulvey
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Jones Brothers Of Jamestown Indicted For Methamphetamine Trafficking
BUFFALO, N.Y. - - James J. Hunt, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the DEA and Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned a three count indictment charging Matthew S. Jones, 30, and Beau K.C. Jones, 32, both of Jamestown, NY, with narcotics conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, the defendants, who are brothers, were arrested on December 1, 2016, after a shipment of more than 360 grams of methamphetamine was delivered, via the U.S. mail, to Beau K.C. Jones’ residence at 70 Colfax in Jamestown. Shortly after the delivery, Beau K.C. Jones was arrested during a car stop by police and the parcel containing the methamphetamine was discovered in the backseat of his vehicle. Matthew S. Jones was arrested later that day during a separate car stop. A safe was found in the trunk of his car containing an additional quantity of approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine.
The defendants were arraigned this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and are being held without bail.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Division; and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.