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Jamestown man charged in major federal drug conspiracy case

Curtis Snyder, 51, of Jamestown, NY, faces serious charges following his arrest in a drug conspiracy case. Announced by U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, Snyder is accused of conspiring to possess and distribute heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

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The investigation, led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, revealed Snyder’s use of Facebook to coordinate drug trafficking activities with Rocco Beardsley, who is also charged in the conspiracy. Investigators intercepted communications showing Snyder offering to distribute drugs and discussing transactions involving heroin and fentanyl with Beardsley.

This case is part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation, a multi-agency effort focused on dismantling high-level criminal organizations. The Jamestown Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation, emphasizing that charges are mere accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.