Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Narcotics Conspiracy
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Katie Calimeri, 30, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that between 2019, and June 2022, Calimeri conspired with others to sell heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine for profit and for her own use. Calimeri utilized Facebook to conduct her drug trafficking activities, including making deals with associates, suppliers, and customers. On February 11, 2021, Calimeri sold heroin to an individual working with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force.
Co-defendant Rachelle Allison was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing. Charges remain pending against co-defendants Ryan Bloom and Morales Sanchez.
This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James Quattrone, the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Sinatra.