Buffalo Woman, Jade Hooks Arrested On Fentanyl And Cocaine Charges In The Southern Tier
BUFFALO, N.Y (STL.News) U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Jade Hooks, 22, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and crack cocaine. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan E. Leydecker, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on January 19, 2021, a Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Erie Street in the Town of Little Valley that was known as a location used to distribute illicit narcotics. The deputy initiated surveillance of the vehicle and noticed that it was running and occupied. The deputy continued to surveil the vehicle after it left the Erie Street residence and traveled to a residence on Jefferson Street, which is also a known location utilized for the distribution of illicit narcotics.
The deputy observed a female, later identified as the defendant, exit the vehicle carrying a black backpack-style bag. After getting out of the vehicle, Hooks walked to the trunk area and placed the bag into the trunk, and then re-entered the vehicle and left the residence.