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Barker man who fled Orleans law enforcement sentenced in federal court to 200 months for distributing methylone

Staff Reports Posted 5 October 2016 at 9:34 am

A Barker man was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty on March 22 to possession with intent to distribute methylone.

Allen M. Young, 40, could have faced up to 30 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that between October 21, 2011, and December 13, 2012, the defendant conspired with Peter Viera to obtain methylone from China, which Young then distributed.

On December 13, 2012, while members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force were attempting to execute a search warrant on Young and his car, he fled at a high rate of speed before crashing the car in Ridgeway.

Young fled the scene on foot. Nine rounds of .50 caliber ammunition were found in the car. As he fled, the defendant discarded a backpack near the scene of the crash which contained 1.8 pounds of methylone and just over one pound of marijuana.

Young was subsequently arrested in Erie, Pa. on Feb. 14, 2013, and has been in custody ever since. On April 5, 2013, officers executed a search warrant at his residence and seized seven firearms belonging to the defendant.

Peter Viera has also been convicted and in May was sentenced to 70 months in prison.

The plea by Young is the result of an investigation on the part of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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