April 08, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Meth trafficker pleads guilty for her role in Jamestown methamphetamine ring
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Stacie N. Yancer, 39, of Jamestown, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia Astorga and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who are handling the case, stated that between November 2017 and June 14, 2018, Yancer conspired with others to operate a drug trafficking organization, primarily involving methamphetamine, in the Jamestown area.
On Jan.10, 2018, and March 8, 2018, the defendant sold methamphetamine to an individual working with the Jamestown Drug Task Force.
On March 12, 2018, a search warrant was executed at 22 Bassett Street in Jamestown. During the search, the defendant was located in the back bedroom of 22 Bassett Street. During the search, investigators recovered quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine and Suboxone strips.
The defendant was charged along with 14 other defendants. She is the second to be convicted. 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.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the DEA’s Buffalo Resident Office, New York Field Division, and the Jamestown Police Department.
Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Vilardo
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