Feds: Allegany County Man Pleaded Guilty To Meth “Smurfing”

March 1, 2017

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. reports that 31 year old Timothy Billings of Whitesville, NY, has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams of meth.

“Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who is handling the case, stated that between January of 2011 and October 25, 2011, the defendant conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. In order to avoid restriction on the purchase of pseudoephedrine, an important chemical in the methamphetamine manufacturing process, Billings engaged in the practice of “smurfing” (buying small quantities) at local pharmacies,” said U.S. Attorney Kennedy.

Billings could get up to 5 years, when he is sentenced.