BUFFALO – Federal prosecutors have announced guilty pleas in a massive drug trafficking case involving two Jamestown brothers.
Matthew S. Jones, 33, and Beau K.C. Jones, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, methamphetamine.
On December 1, 2016, authorities said Matthew Jones received a shipment of 360 grams of methamphetamine via the U.S. mail, to his residence at 70 Colfax in Jamestown.
After the delivery, Beau Jones was arrested during a car stop by police and the parcel containing the methamphetamine was discovered in the backseat of his vehicle, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo.
Matthew S. Jones was arrested later that day during a separate car stop. A safe was found in the trunk of his car containing an additional quantity of approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine.
Matthew S. Jones pleaded guilty to a conspiracy involving five grams or more of methamphetamine and faces a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.
His brother, Beau K.C. Jones, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy involving 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.
Jamestown Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration collaborated to make the arrest, according to federal prosecutors.
Sentencing for Matthew S. Jones is scheduled for July 30, 2018, Beau K.C. Jones will be sentenced on August 7, 2018.