Woman gets four months for conveyance

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 29, 2007

Attempting to sneak pot and pills to an inmate at the Lawrence County Jail will get you a trip to the jail — as an inmate yourself.

Kelli Morgan, 23, of 418 County Road 52, Ironton, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to one count of illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility.

Judge Richard Walton sentenced her to four months in jail and four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation. Morgan was given credit for time served in jail awaiting resolution of her case.

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“This is a very serious thing you did, a very stupid thing,” Walton told Morgan. “It was out of character.”

The incident happened May 31.

In other matters, Enid McIntyre, 41, who is listed as homeless on court documents, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison on a complicity to burglary conviction. As part of her plea agreement, McIntyre must truthfully testify against two co-defendants. If she does testify and stays out of trouble, she may be eligible for judicial release after six months.

Judge Charles Cooper also ordered her to pay $2,100 restitution jointly and severally with her codefendants.

Also, Christopher Jenkins, 29, of 6887 County Road 6, Kitts Hill, admitted he violated his probation by not reporting to his probation officer as ordered.

Walton sentenced Jenkins to six months in prison but gave him credit for time served in jail awaiting resolution of his case. Jenkins was placed on probation for a 2005 breaking and entering conviction.

Paul Prichard, 29, of 1427 Township Road 250, South Point, admitted he broke the terms of his probation. Cooper sentenced Prichard to four months in prison but gave him credit for his jail time.

Prichard was on probation for 2003 theft and receiving stolen property convictions. He violated his probation when he failed to report to his probation officer as ordered.