Woman pleads guilty to prison drug delivery

FRONT ROYAL — A local woman pleaded guilty Monday to being one of four involved in a plot to deliver drugs to a prisoner in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Jennifer Lynn Mauck entered a plea agreement after the grand jury in Warren County Circuit Court indicted her on the charge of delivering drugs to a prisoner. Mauck was also indicted on a charge of failure to appear in court and a third shoplifting offense, and pleaded guilty to those as well.

The prison drug delivery charge stems from a January incident in which jail officers, while checking the mail, noticed a strip of Suboxone hidden between the two sides of a photo of a horse on a beach. Mauck admitted to conspiring with three others to get drugs into the jail, one of whom was Joshua Allen Cook, who pleaded guilty in June to the crime.

The failure to appear charge against Mauck stemmed from a preliminary hearing scheduled in May, and the shoplifting charge came from Mauck attempting to leave Walmart in December 2016 with $94.10 of merchandise without paying.

Mauck was sentenced to a total of nine years imprisonment, with all of that time suspended except for the time she has already served. She must also complete three years of supervised probation upon her release.

Another woman charged in the case, Holly Sue Sine, has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 10 in Warren County Circuit Court. Eric Wayne Nesbitt, the fourth person allegedly involved in the crime, has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 in Warren County General District Court.