Former prison guard, mother of inmate enter guilty pleas following drug smuggling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Nicholas County man and a Fayette County woman entered guilty pleas on Monday after trying to smuggle drugs into the Huttonsville Correctional Center.

Mark Steven Taylor, 40, of Richwood, was a prison guard at the facility; 44-year-old Pamela Gail Adkins, of Oak Hill, is the mother of an inmate.

Taylor admitted Adkins gave him methamphetamine and heroin to smuggle into the facility, and that Adkins paid him $500. He also said he smuggled in drugs on a prior occasion.

Adkins admitted to giving Taylor the drugs, adding her son was incarcerated at the facility.

Taylor pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, and Adkins pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and heroin. They each face up to 20 years in prison.

Taylor and Adkins will be sentenced Jan. 13, 2020.

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