BUFFALO – Two Jamestown men have been indicted on federal charges for allegedly using the U.S. Postal Service to have drugs delivered to their home, with the purpose to sell them in the Jamestown area.
On Monday, the office of Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury returned a three count indictment charging two brothers – 30 year-old Matthew Jones and 32 year-old Beau Jones – with narcotics conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000,000.
The two were arrested on December 1, 2016, after a shipment of more than 360 grams of methamphetamine was delivered, via the U.S. mail, to Beau Jones’ residence at 70 Colfax in Jamestown.
Shortly after the delivery, Jones was arrested during a traffic stop and the parcel containing the methamphetamine was discovered in the backseat of his vehicle. Matthew Jones was arrested later that day during a separate trafic stop. A safe was found in the trunk of his car containing an additional quantity of approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine.
The two were arraigned in federal court and are being held without bail.