A man from Jamestown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Brendan Farver, 26, appeared before U.S. Senior District Judge William M. Skretny.
According to Assistant US Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, Farver allegedly bought and sold heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine for profit and for his own use.
“In addition, he has negotiated deals for other drug traffickers in and around the Jamestown area,” the US attorney’s office said in a press release. “Farver has used Facebook to carry out his drug trafficking activities, frequently communicating with others to obtain and sell illegal substances.”
In May 2020, the Connewango Township Police Department in Warren County purchased heroin undercover from the accused on two separate occasions.
On July 31, 2020, Farver brought heroin / fentanyl to an associate identified by the letters KT at the individual’s residence on Victoria Avenue in Jamestown.
“The two then injected heroin / fentanyl”, the US attorney’s office said. âThe next morning, August 1, 2020, at approximately 11:27 am, the Jamestown Police Department responded to KT’s residence for a reported overdose investigation, where officers discovered KT, deceased. An autopsy concluded that KT would not have died without the use of heroin containing fentanyl and that KT’s death was the result of an accidental fatal overdose of fentanyl.
Farver is due to be sentenced on May 25 before Judge Skretny. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $ 1 million.