Kenmore Man Pleads Guilty In Marijuana Case

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM EDT

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Kenmore Man Pleads Guilty In Marijuana Case

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM EDT

KENMORE MANS PLEADS GUILTY IN MARIJUANA CASE

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jeremie Jones, 29, of Kenmore, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to utilizing a telephone to commit a drug offense. The charge carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski, who handled the case, stated that Jones admitted that in April, 2004, he engaged in telephone conversations which involved the sale of kilogram quantities of marijuana. The defendant further admitted that he was involved in discussions concerning the sale of up to 2.5 kilograms of marijuana.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James H. Robertson.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 25, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. EST, in Buffalo, N.Y., in front of Chief Judge Skretny.