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Two men plead guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Two Buffalo men face a maximum 20 years in prison following their guilty pleas to drug conspiracy charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court, officials said.

Connor Dempsey, 20, and Joel C. Jacob, 21, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford, according to officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Dempsey pleaded to charges of conspiring to maintain a drug involved premises, while Jacob pleaded to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute the illicit drug Ecstasy, known as “Molly,” officials said.

In August, Jacob signed for a parcel addressed to him during a controlled delivery by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga.

According to Astorga, the delivery was made to a Campus Drive residence Jacob shared with Dempsey. The package, which was ordered over the Internet using bitcoins, was sent from Germany and contained over 180 grams of "Molly," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

During a search of the apartment, police officers recovered quantities of marijuana, LSD, cocaine, THC, Xanax and ketamine, officials said.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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