A 27 year old Elmira man was sentenced to 57 months in prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering charges in June.
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 that individual from testifying and providing information to law enforcement about a drug trafficking organization. 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