A 27 year old Elmira man faces up to 20 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine after pleading guilty to witness tampering charges Wednesday.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Isaiah McLaurin made threats on May 17th against an individual that was cooperating in a drug investigation in the Elmira area. It was determined McLaurin’s intent was to prevent the individual from testifying and providing information to law enforcement. In May, four men, including a Beaver Dams resident, were arrested for their involvement in an alleged drug trafficking ring. McLaurin’s threats came via Facebook and were made about an apparent informant, whom he identified by name.
He will be sentenced in late September.