Jamestown man pleads guilty to 2018 drug charges

A Jamestown, N.Y., man has pled guilty to felony drug charges stemming from a July 2018 bust in Warren.

Arthur J. Wright, 39, pled guilty to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility. Charges including four counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of criminal use of a communications facility and five counts of possession of a controlled substance were not prosecuted as part of the plea agreement.

Wright was charged by the Warren County Drug Task Force and law enforcement personnel told the Times Observer when the arrest occurred that Wright was found to be in possession of 27 grams of methamphetamine.

Wright’s attorney, Joan Fairchild, noted that the charges were amended to state that he only possessed 1.7 grams of methamphetamine, but noted that the distinction doesn’t affect anything relative to the potential sentence.

District Attorney Rob Greene told the Times Observer in July that Wright had only been out of jail for four months prior to his arrest, and said that Wright “provided meth to someone who overdosed.”

This is not Wright’s first go-around with the criminal justice system.

According to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, a man with the same and birthdate as Wright is listed as a sex offender out of Chautauqua County. He was convicted of sexual misconduct in 2005 following a 2004 incident involving a 17-year-old female.

Wright has a criminal history in Warren County dating back to 1999, including charges of burglary.

He remains held in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bail.