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Two men accused of trafficking cocaine in Jamestown

A federal grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against two Jamestown men on drug conspiracy charges.

Juan Pacheo Jr., 34, and Andrew Garner, 36, were each charged with conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms or more of cocaine, over 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and marijuana.

Federal and local police described Pacheco and Garner as significant dealers in the Jamestown area.

Pacheco was additionally charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Garner also was charged with distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Both face a possible maximum of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

Between April 2016 and September 2016, Pacheo and Garner are accused of receiving large quantities of drugs from California that were smuggled into the country from Mexico.

Officers from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Garner’s East 2nd Street apartment in Jamestown May 19, 2016, and seized bags containing cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, along with baggies, scales, and a video surveillance system that covered the perimeter of the residence, according to the U.S  Attorney's office.

Pacheco was arrested on Aug. 18, 2016, after officers executed a search warrant at a Main Street residence that authorities identified as his stash house and seized about nine kilograms of cocaine, more than three kilograms methamphetamine, and more than six pounds of marijuana. Federal agents also seized nearly $133,000 in cash and about $7,000 from Pacheco’s pocket upon his arrest. Two vehicles belonging to Pacheco also were seized in the raid, including a Mercedes C300 and a Ford F150.

Both men were detained after their arrests.

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