FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman is scheduled to be sentenced on charges relating to delivery of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
According to Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr., on Thursday, December 29, 2022, Samantha J. Cody, 35 years old and formerly of Glen Jean, West Virginia, plead guilty to conspiracy to deliver fentanyl and greater than fifty grams of methamphetamine, and to one count of methamphetamine delivery before Judge Thomas H. Ewing.
As Cody also has a prior drug-reacted felony conviction, she faces up to 60 years in prison for the conspiracy conviction and an indeterminate prison sentence of no less than 2 and no more than 30 years for the delivery of methamphetamine conviction.
Sentencing is scheduled to occur on March 6, 2023 at 1:15 PM.
The Central Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force began an investigation into a significant drug trafficking organization in Fayette County in June of 2021.
This Task Force began making methamphetamine and fentanyl purchases from the organization by way of a confidential informant in August 2021.
Ciliberti reports that Cody was personally involved in the distribution of 42 grams of fentanyl and 7 ounces of methamphetamine from August 2021 to November 2021.
Cody was arrested in February 19, 2022, and at the time was found to be in possession of nearly 26 grams of fentanyl, nearly 20 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 8 grams of cocaine, six sets of digital scales, and packaging materials.
Cody’s bond was set at $100,000, and she has been incarcerated since her arrest on February 19.
The case was investigated by the Central Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, and was prosecuted by Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr. and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney R. Wes Toney.
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