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North Country Woman Sentenced on Methamphetamine-Related Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Cayla Wujek, age 25, formerly of Lewis County, was sentenced yesterday to serve 66 months imprisonment for possessing pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt of the New York Division and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.


As part of her previous guilty plea, Wujeck admitted that between January 2014 and July 2016, she purchased pseudoephedrine pills with an aggregate weight of 94 grams from different drug stores in and around Lewis County. Wujek knew there were restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine, and so, to avoid scrutiny, often rotated the stores from which she bought the pills. Wujek purchased the pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine, and gave the pills she had purchased to others for that purpose.  In return, Wujek received finished methamphetamine from the methamphetamine “cooks,” or, in some cases, received heroin in exchange for the pills.


Wujek, who has been detained since her arrest on April 21, 2017, entered her guilty plea on May 31, 2017. After completing her 66-month term of imprisonment, Wujek will serve a term of supervised release of at least 3 years. 


This case was investigated by the New York State Police (NYSP), including the NYSP Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCERT), the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Eurenius.

Updated October 4, 2017

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