North Adams woman gets time served for role in drug operation


PITTSFIELD >> A North Adams woman, who allowed a pair of alleged dealers to sell drugs from her home, has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Meredith L. Futrell, 33, was sentenced on Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court to 30 days of time already served in custody.

Futrell admitted she agreed to Naim Moore, of Brooklyn, N.Y. distribute narcotics from her Bracewell Avenue apartment last year.

The apartment was raided in early November, leading to the arrests of both as well as another Brooklyn woman.

Charges against the third woman were dropped by the state earlier this year.

Moore, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of methylone with intent to distribute and received a 3 1/2 year jail sentence.

Police recovered about 13.1 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 22.8 grams of methylone as well as about $1,200 in suspected drug proceeds and other dealer paraphernalia, according to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Kinzer.

Futrell originally was indicted on additional charges of trafficking in a Class B substance and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, but those were dropped at the request of the state.

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams and Dalton police departments, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, state troopers assigned to the District Attorney's Office and members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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