Tonawanda Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth And A Gun Charge

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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jason Cartwright, 41, of Tonawanda, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life and a $10,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that in October 2021, Cartwright conspired with others to sell methamphetamine. On November 1, 2021, the Lackawanna Police Department and FBI executed a search warrant at Cartwright’s Dunlop Avenue residence. Investigators seized approximately 1.2 kilograms of methamphetamine, five firearms, loaded magazines, three bulletproof vests, three digital scales, a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, and $48,367 in United States currency.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Packard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Sgent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury. 

Sentencing is scheduled for February 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Sinatra.  

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