United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York

02/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 19:48

Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine And Gun Charges

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kyle Kamholtz, 33, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was identified as a methamphetamine distributor in the Jamestown, NY, area during an investigation that began in November 2017 by the Jamestown Police Department.

The investigation included a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from the defendant, several vehicle and traffic stops that resulted in Kamholtz's arrest for possession of methamphetamine and a firearm, and the execution of two search warrants at the defendant's McKinley Avenue residence. Investigators seized a firearm, methamphetamine, scales, packaging, and other drug distribution paraphernalia.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Deviot, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 4, 2020, before Judge Arcara.

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