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Jamestown man pleads guilty to selling "Molly"

A Jamestown man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute the synthetic drug methylenedioxy methamphetamine, also known as "Molly."

Barrett Johnson, 34, could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 8 by District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler said Johnson sold the drug on multiple occasions, including at ICONZ Barbershop on Hertel Avenue in the city of Buffalo. Adler said Johnson would purchase “Molly” from his co-defendant in the case, Richard Clarke, and sell the drug to others, including another co-defendant in the case, Joshua Castro.

Castro and Clarke are both aw aiting sentencing.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and Canadian authorities.

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