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Southern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Akron to Huntington Meth Conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Mary Beth Cummings, 35, of Huntington, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

“Cummings was part of a significant meth trafficking network,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “I commend our law enforcement partners for shutting it down.”

Cummings admitted that during the month of May in 2019, she participated in a conspiracy with multiple individuals to distribute methamphetamine in the Huntington area.  During the conspiracy, Cummings repeatedly obtained quantities of methamphetamine which were transported from Akron to Huntington.  Cummings relied on multiple individuals from Akron to deliver the methamphetamine to her and Cummings would in turn distribute the methamphetamine to various customers in Huntington.  Cummings also admitted that she was aware some of her customers also intended to distribute the methamphetamine she provided to them. 

Cummings faces 5 to 40 years in federal prison in federal prison when she is sentenced on March 22, 2021. 

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 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 presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling 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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Drug Trafficking
Updated December 22, 2020