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Two Charged In Narcotics Conspiracy

A pair of county residents have been charged with narcotics conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Wednesday that a federal grand jury has returned the indictment against Alisha Klinger, 41, of Mayville, and Jacob Snow, 36, of Jamestown. Both face charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and the brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence and in furtherance of drug trafficking. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 17 years in prison and a maximum of life.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, between November 2020, and April 2022, Klinger and Snow conspired with others to sell fentanyl. The indictment also accuses Klinger and Snow of stealing drugs and cash from individuals engaged in illegal drug trafficking and possessing and brandishing firearms while doing so.

The defendants were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and are detained.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation. The operation 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 program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

The indictment is a result of an investigation by 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 Field Division.

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