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Barker man man gets stiff federal prison term for drug trafficking

A Barker man was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in federal prison on his March 22 guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methylone, a drug similar to ecstasy and molly.

Allen M. Young, 40, was sentenced Wednesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. in Buffalo. From late October 2011 through Dec. 13, 2012, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, Young conspired with Peter Viera of the Town of Tonawanda to obtain methylone from China, which Young distributed.

In December 2012 the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force was about to arrest Young when he took off in his car, which he ended up crashing in Ridgeway, then fled on foot. Police found nine rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and a backpack containing 1.8 pounds of methylone and about a pound of marijuana in the car, Pimentel said.

Young was arrested in Erie, Pa. on Feb. 14, 2013, and has been in custody since. In April 2013 police seized seven firearms from Young’s Barker home.

Pimentel said Viera, 24, pleaded guilty to the same charge in June 2015 and was sentenced by Geraci to 70 months in federal prison.

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