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04/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2021 17:07

Woman Pleads Guilty For Her Role In Narcotics Conspiracy Operating In The Jamestown, NY Area

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kylie Reeves, 28, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joshua A. Violanti and Misha Coulson, who are handling the case, stated that the defendant was part of a drug trafficking ring led by co-defendant Rocco Beardsley. Reeves distributed methamphetamine and heroin for Beardsley, who managed the defendant, controlled the supply, and set the prices. Reeves also allowed Beardsley to utilize her residence on W. Cowden Place in Jamestown and communicated with others on his behalf. On March 24, 2020, Beardsley was arrested on New York State warrants following a traffic stop. Law enforcement officers recovered large quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, hydrocodone, and other controlled substances from Beardsley's vehicle. Investigator's then searched Beardsley's residence, recovering methamphetamine, a glass plate with white powder material, digital scale, and $185.00 in United States currency. Reeves and her three minor children also lived at the residence. Following Beardsley's arrest, the defendant conducted drug trafficking activities on his behalf, communicating with co-conspirators, associates, suppliers, and customers in order to continue receiving proceeds.

Reeves was indicted along with six other defendants in October 2020. She is the first defendant to be convicted.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department and the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, under the direction of Acting Jamestown Police Chief Timothy Jackson; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

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