Federal Grand Jury Indicts Four Jamestown Residents
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Roberto Morales Sanchez, 53, Ryan A. Bloom, 36, Rachelle N. Allison, 36, and Katie E. Calimeri, 30, all of Jamestown, NY, with narcotics conspiracy, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, between 2019 and December 2021, the defendants conspired to sell heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in the Jamestown area. The defendants are also accused of using residences on Fairview Avenue and Willis Street for drug trafficking purposes. Defendant Bloom is also charged distributing controlled substances, which caused serious bodily injury to an individual identified as A.R.
The defendants were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. Defendants Sanchez, Bloom and Allison are being detained, defendant Calimeri was released.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.