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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Tabatha Lynn Cummings, 38, of Huntington, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of oxycodone.  Cummings previously pleaded guilty in January.  The defendant admitted that on October, 18, 2010, she sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working with the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force during controlled buys on three different occasions.  The defendant further admitted that the illicit pill distributions involved 2 30-milligram oxycodone pills, 1 30-milligram and 1 80-milligram, and 1 80-milligram, respectively.   

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, remain committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution. 

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