Jamestown man pleads guilty narcotics ring

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to his role in a narcotics conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Monday that Jacob Snow, 37, entered the plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5 million fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that between January and May 24, 2021, Snow conspired with Alisha A. Klinger and others to sell heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine in the Jamestown area. Snow sold drugs and collected payments on behalf of Klinger.

On May 24, 2021, an individual was kidnapped at gunpoint and driven to a wooded area, where the individual was then hit multiple times, including by Snow. This incident involved approximately $10,000 worth of heroin/fentanyl and methamphetamine that the individual had taken from Snow a day prior. Asked if the individual should be killed, Snow responded, “no, I think we should give her the opportunity to pay that back.”

Charges remain pending against Klinger.

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

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division, and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James Quattrone.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.


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