Charges dropped against accused meth cooker

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped all charges Wednesday against a woman originally suspected of assisting in a methamphetamine cooking operation in Mount Jackson.

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley said she opted to drop the charges against the defendant, Harley Ann Wilfong because Wiseley had heard conflicting evidence regarding Wilfong’s participation in the crimes.

“At this point, the commonwealth does not feel comfortable going forward with these charges,” Wiseley said.

Wilfong, who had passed a drug test before the charges were dropped, was accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and selling or providing a Schedule-I or Schedule-II in connection with a cooking operation at a trailer at 3778 Crooked Run Road in Mount Jackson that went up in flames.

Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp sentenced Dustin Lee Wilfong to three years and nine months for the production of methamphetamine, among other charges related to the fire, in November.

According to the Shenandoah County Circuit Court online database, Samantha Paige Burner, who was also charged in connection with the fire, still has an ongoing case.
An earlier version of this story mixed up the names of Samantha Paige Burner and Harley Ann Wilfong. It has since been corrected

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