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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 22, 2021

Huntington Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Role in Akron to Huntington Meth Conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that Niki Renee Maynard, 50, of Huntington, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

“Maynard will spend the next six years in prison for conspiring with Akron sources to distribute large amounts of meth in Huntington,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “I commend the many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that conducted the joint investigation that dismantled this drug network.”

Maynard previously pled guilty and admitted that between the fall of 2018 and September of 2019, she participated in a conspiracy with multiple individuals to distribute methamphetamine in the Huntington area.  During the conspiracy, Maynard repeatedly obtained quantities of methamphetamine which were transported from Akron to Huntington.  Maynard relied on multiple individuals from Akron to deliver the methamphetamine to her and Maynard would in turn distribute the methamphetamine to various customers in Huntington.  Maynard also admitted that she permitted others to sell methamphetamine from her residence located at 1223 26th Street in Huntington and that she was responsible for distributing up to 500 grams of methamphetamine during the conspiracy. 

This joint investigation was spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Other agencies which participated and assisted in the investigation include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Ona Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West, the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), the West Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, the United States Marshals Service, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, the Charleston Police Department, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Akron, Ohio Police Department, and the Brecksville, Ohio Police Department.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-00245.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 22, 2021