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Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Distribution Charge

Jacob Komenda

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine distribution charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Jacob Komenda, 24, entered the plea conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that on April 27, 2019, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Komenda’s residence on Partridge Street in Jamestown. Officers reportedly recovered methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia throughout the residence, as well as a 12-gauge shotgun and a stun gun.

On Sept. 5, 2019, investigators executed a second search warrant at the city man’s residence, this time on Fairview Avenue in Jamestown, and a federal arrest warrant. Komenda had $3,182 in cash in his shorts pocket, which was proceeds of his drug trafficking activities. Investigators also recovered methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia from the residence.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a $5 million fine.

Sentencing is Nov. 9 before Judge Arcara.

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