Late last week, Jerami W. Jones, a 43-year-old Spokane resident, was handed a 235-month federal prison sentence by U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice for drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession. Judge Rice also ordered five years of federal supervision upon release.
Court documents reveal that law enforcement officers from the FBI Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force obtained a search warrant to investigate Jones's property while he was under community custody. During the search, officers detained Jones, discovering approximately 2,200 fentanyl-laced pills and four ounces of heroin in his vehicle. Simultaneously, a search of Jones's residence and trailer uncovered two pounds of methamphetamine, 7,000 fentanyl pills, eight firearms (three reported stolen), and over $21,000 in cash.
U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref lauded law enforcement's efforts, emphasizing the serious consequences of Jones's drug trafficking. Richard Collodi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Seattle field office, highlighted the impact on communities and the consequences of Jones's actions.
The case falls under the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, which targets violent crime perpetrators. The investigation involved the FBI Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force and Spokane Police Department.