Stock Image.BUFFALO – A Jamestown man plead guilty Monday to a methamphetamine drug trafficking charge in Federal Court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Richard S. Dean, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 500 grams of methamphetamine.The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life in prison, and a fine of $10,000,000.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was a drug trafficking associate of co-defendant Douglas Beardsley. During the conspiracy, Dean would go over to Beardsley’s residences on Linden and Forest Avenues in Jamestown several times a week and pick up ounces of methamphetamine and grams of heroin to sell for Beardsley. At times, Beardsley would allegedly “front” the narcotics to the defendant to sell. Dean and Beardsley would often communicate about their drug trafficking, including through their Facebook accounts. On January 6, 2019, local law enforcement observed a suspicious male, later identified as the defendant. Dean became evasive and ran from officers. Shortly thereafter, the defendant was taken into custody and arrested on an outstanding warrant.Dean was transported to the Jamestown City Jail where a subsequent search revealed that he possessed methamphetamine, heroin, plastic baggies, a digital scale, and Dimethyl Sulfone, a common cutting agent for methamphetamine. On March 21, 2019, the defendant pleaded guilty in Chautauqua County Court to Criminal Possession Controlled Substance-5th: Intent To Sell and Criminal Sale Controlled Substance-5th DegreeCharges remain pending against Beardsley. 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.The federal plea is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson.Sentencing is scheduled for November 23, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
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Innogy has completed the annual maintenance of its 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany, including inspection of wind turbine blades and foundations, and maintenance of the offshore substation.The company said it successfully completed its own scope of maintenance work for this year. However, some service providers still have to finish their maintenance work at Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.This year, innogy used a drone for visual inspection for the first time, with 12 of the 48 wind turbines being examined more closely from the tower, over the nacelle and all the way to the rotor blade tip by rope-access blade inspections.Inspection of the foundations is carried out both above and under water surface, including inspections of the weld and bolt connections, visual inspections of the structures and inspections of the corrosion protection coating. Special subsea robots were used for underwater inspections, which usually take around one to two days per foundation. A total of 50 foundations were inspected above water: all 48 wind turbine foundations, the jacket foundation of the offshore substation and the monopile foundation of the met mast. Of the 50 foundations, 13 were also examined under water.Image: innogyOffshore substation’s primary systems, such as switchgear and transformers, and secondary systems, such as the control and protection technology, were tested this summer with the support of the innogy subsidiary Westnetz. In addition, maintenance has been performed on the fire alarm and the fire extinguishing systems, cranes, air-conditioning and ventilation system, as well as other smaller auxiliary systems.During the summer, when the wind farm is in full swing, the annual maintenance campaigns are due to take place. “Summer is the best time of the year for us,” said Tobias Matzke, Production Manager at innogy. “With the beginning of autumn, weather windows in which maintenance is possible decrease. Our experience shows that from October, statistically speaking, the accessibility to the wind turbines and our substation at sea is halved compared to summer. We are therefore glad that we were able to successfully complete our annual maintenance before the first autumn storms. “Approximately 50 service technicians, engineers and nautical staff are working on the German offshore wind farm to ensure its safe and economic operation, innogy said.
Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 07:08 IST Glasnow Records 13 Strikeouts As Rays Beat Orioles 4-2 Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night.Glasnow (1-1) fanned nine of his final 10 batters. The 6-foot-8 right-hander allowed two runs, five hits and one walk.Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers for the Rays, who have won eight of 10.Edgar García got the final two outs with a runner on second, claiming his first career save.The Orioles, who lost for just the second time in 10 road games, got a homer from Renato Núñez.Baltimore’s Anthony Santander had his 18-game hitting streak end after going 0 for 4. He hit .329 (25-for-76) with eight homer and 20 RBIs during the streak.After Renfroe hit a two-run drive, two pitches later Margot made it 3-1 in the second on his homer off Tommy Milone (1-4).Renfroe had been hitless in his previous 12 at-bats.The Rays went up 4-2 on Ji-Man Choi’s sacrice fly in the sixth.Ryan Mountcastle got the Orioles within 3-2 on a fourth-inning RBI single.Núñez hit a solo shot in the first that stopped a 58 at-bat homer drought.Milone gave up four runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: LHP Wade LeBlanc was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left elbow stress reaction, ending his season. LeBlanc left Sunday’s game against Boston in the first inning after feeling elbow discomfort. LeBlanc was 1-0 with an 8.06 ERA over six starts in his first season with Baltimore. … C Pedro Severino was not in the starting lineup and is day-to-day with a hip flexor injury. “Hopefully he’ll be in there the next day or two,” manager Brandon Hyde said. … SS José Iglesias (left quadriceps strain) and RH Hunter Harvey (right forearm strain) traveled with the team to continue their rehab assignments. Both could come off the IL during this road trip.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier, who left Monday’s game one inning after getting on the right foot by a pitch, entered as defensive replacement in the seventh inning. … RHP Charlie Morton (right shoulder inflammation) had a bullpen session and could soon throw to hitters.UP NEXTOrioles RHP Asher Wojciechowski (1-3) will start Wednesday night in the second game of the three-game set. The Rays have not announced their starter.Image credits: AP First Published: 26th August, 2020 07:08 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TV