WENY News - Southern Tier meth ring suspects sentenced

Southern Tier meth ring suspects sentenced

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) - Two people convicted in connection to a multi-county meth ring have been sentenced.

32-year-old Jared Mendez was convicted of stealing anhydrous ammonia knowing it would be used to make methamphetamine. He was sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison.

Terry Champion was convicted of possessing a listed chemical knowing it would be used to make a controlled substance. Champion has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mendez stole ammonia and sold it to Scott Kennedy between July and October 2015. Kennedy has been convicted of distributing large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben Counties. 

Related: Beaver Dams man sentenced on federal charges for tri-county drug ring

Terry Champion was convicted of getting pseudoephedrine and sold it to Kennedy between January and May 2016. Champion also had about 182 pseudoephedrine pills for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Wendy Kennedy has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. Charges are pending against another defendant, Quinton Harrison.
 

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