Sixteen Western New Yorkers were busted and arrested for drug trafficking.
Federal, state, and Jamestown law enforcement agencies have been investigating them since November of 2017. They intercepted a package containing more than 2 pounds of meth. Postal investigators say the drug was sent to California from Mexico, repackaged and sent to Jamestown.
Money, 20 cell phones, and guns were also confiscated. Investigators say there is evidence the suspects were trafficking drugs as far back as 2013.
The suspects range from ages 23 to 50 years old.
“The men and women arrested today were pushing this unforgiven drug into the Jamestown community, knowing that it would likely destroy the lives of users and those who love them. We can’t allow that to happen,” FBI Special Agent, Gary Loeffert.
The suspects face a number of charges including conspiracy to distribute meth and could spend atlas five to 10 years in prison if convicted.