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A Barker man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Buffalo on drug-trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said.

Allen M. Young, 37, is charged with with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methylone, conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Young was also indicted on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Hochul said between Dec. 1 and Feb. 14, Young conspired with others to obtain and sell methylone. On Dec. 13, while members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force were attempting to execute a search warrant on Young, he fled in his car at a high rate of speed before crashing in Ridgeway, Young fled on foot after the crash, and nine rounds of ammunition were found in his car.

Two days later a backpack, later identified as Young’s and containing 1.8 pounds of methylone, was found abandoned in the woods near the scene of the crash, Hochul said.

The prosecutor said Young was arrested in Erie, Pa., on Feb. 14.

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