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Jamestown man convicted of selling meth sentenced to 84 months in prison

A Jamestown man who was convicted of possessing, with intent to distribute, five grams or more of methamphetamine has been sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Prosecutors said law enforcement officers conducted a controlled purchase of the drug from 63-year-old James H. Bess Jr. on Oct. 2, 2016. During the buy, which took place inside Bess' vehicle, Bess sold methamphetamine to another individual in exchange for $800 cash, and was arrested at that time.

During a search of Bess' vehicle, officers recovered three bags of methamphetamine. Officers also searched a room at the Red Roof Inn in Ellicott which Bess had previously rented. Two additional bags of methamphetamine were found by officers in that search, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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