Woman sentenced to time served in drug case

A 30-year-old Jamestown woman previously convicted for maintaining a drug-involved premises has been sentenced to time served and three years of probation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Chelsey Hunt was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Between January and December 2018, Hunt reportedly rented the second floor of a residence on Linden Avenue in Jamestown. While living there with her children, Hunt allowed Douglas Beardsley to live in the attic. Beardsley allegedly conducted a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking operation from the attic.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hunt took an active role in assisting the operation, such as helping with Beardsley’s customers and providing information about police activity around the residence. Hunt also sold small amounts of narcotics for Beardsley and purchased narcotics for her personal use as well.

Charges remain pending against Beardsley.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department and the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.


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