Two Jamestown women arrested on methamphetamine charges
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Antasia Babcock, 27, and Celeste Carr, 34, both of Jamestown, NY, were charged in separate criminal complaints with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution. Defendant Carr is also charged with possessing with intent to distribute heroin. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the criminal complaints, on October 16, 2020, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a New York State search warrant at Babcock’s Wescott Street residence. During that search, law enforcement officers seized one pound of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $62,000 in cash. That same day, the task force executed another New York State search warrant at defendant Carr’s residence, which was also located on Wescott Street in Jamestown. During that search, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 15 ounces of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, approximately 3 ounces of suspected fentanyl, packaging material, a digital scale, and a drug ledger.
The complaints are the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and the DEA Buffalo Resident Office.
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.