*San Mateo Men William Cummings, Scott Beveridge, Arrested For Allegedly Selling Fake Meth Online
Published by Staff Writer on April 9, 2009
Two men have been arrested for allegedly selling fake methamphetamine on the Internet on at least 30 different occasions, San Mateo County sheriff’s Commander Marc Alcantara said Wednesday.Scott Beveridge, 50, and William Cummings, 54, were arrested late Tuesday morning in San Mateo after special agents with the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force in an undercover fashion contacted the men on Craigslist about purchasing methamphetamine, according to Alcantara.The agents arranged to meet with Beveridge and Cummings in the parking lot of a San Mateo business where Beveridge allegedly sold the agents $500 worth of what he claimed was methamphetamine, Alcantara said.Cummings allegedly acted as the lookout while the sale took place, according to Alcantara.A field test of the substance determined it was not methamphetamine and Beveridge and Cummings were arrested for sales of a substance in lieu of methamphetamine and criminal conspiracy, Alcantara said.A follow-up investigation indicated the men were allegedly responsible for selling fake methamphetamine online at least 30 times, mostly in the East Bay, according to Alcantara.Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. today, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.
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