CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Rebecca Dunlap, 46, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today to traveling in interstate commerce to promote, carry on, and facilitate a methamphetamine and fentanyl drug conspiracy.
According to court documents, Dunlap drove from Charleston to Columbus, Ohio, on March 17, 2021, to pick up illegal drugs for Che Lark. Dunlap was stopped by law enforcement officers on her way back to Charleston with large quantities of both methamphetamine and fentanyl. Lark further admitted that she made the trip to Columbus to pick up drugs for Lark on two other occasions. Lark was indicted in June 2021 and is scheduled for trial on October 13, 2021. The charges against him include possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of fentanyl, felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Dunlap faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced on December 2, 2021.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).
United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Steve Loew is handling the prosecution.
An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
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. 2:21-cr-00136.