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Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

Shaquelle Coleman, 27, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara; the charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $1 million fine.

Coleman, who was wanted on a parole violation, was taken into custody Jan. 23 along with Earl Stone Jr. Both were located in a bedroom at a West Seventh Street home in Jamestown.

During a search of the two, officers reported recovering $1,400 as well as a “quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a digital scale with white residue, and three cellular telephones from the residence,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Stone was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

Coleman is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 21, 2021 before Judge Arcara.

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