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Jamestown pair sentenced in threats to informant

A Jamestown pair has been sentenced after the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they conspired to retaliate against an informant in a drug trafficking case.

Bobby Hunt, 27, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, while Amy Dean, 31, received time served after sentencing in front of U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, Hunt and Dean allegedly conspired to retaliate against a person whom they believed was sharing information with investigators regarding the drug trafficking activities of Ramael Fields Jr. The pair believed the person might also share information about Hunt’s possible involvement in a narcotics conspiracy.

Fields was previously arrested in connection with a federal investigation of a large-scale methamphetamine distribution operation in Jamestown.

On Oct. 17 and Oct. 25, 2018, Hunt posted a series of Facebook messages regarding the individual’s “snitching” on the defendant’s “brother,” Ramael Fields Jr.

On Oct. 25, 2018, Hunt posted a copy of the cover page of the indictment that charged Fields. The cover page included a list of individuals whom Fields and Hunt believed to be federal informants who provided information that led to the arrest of Fields. Hunt received the indictment cover page from Fields, who instructed him to post the page on Facebook.

Also on Oct. 25, 2018, Hunt and Dean left the victim several threatening Facebook voice messages, including:

• Hunt: “You know if I go to jail for conspiracy there’s going to be a lot of females after you.”

• Dean: “That’s right … and his sister is one of them so go ahead and try … cause I live at 124 Barrows and you can come get yourself some, don’t you threaten my little brother.”

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