BUFFALO – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Tuesday, April 24 that Matthew Jones, 33, and Beau Jones, 31, both of Jamestown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, methamphetamine.
Matthew 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 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.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that the defendants were arrested on December 1, 2016, after a shipment of more than 360 grams of methamphetamine was delivered, via the U.S. mail, to the brothers at Matthew Jones’ residence at 70 Colfax in Jamestown.
Shortly 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. Matthew 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.
The pleas are the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division; and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings.
Sentencing for Matthew Jones is scheduled for July 30. Sentencing for Beau Jones is schedule for August 7.