By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A 37-year-old Lima woman described by prosecutors as a large-scale user and distributor of methamphetamines was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison.
Neely Phillips pleaded guilty in July to two counts of aggravated trafficking of drugs, second-degree felonies, and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, felonies of the third degree. The pleas were part of a negotiated deal with prosecutors that called for the state to dismiss three remaining felony charges against her.
Phillips, indicted by an Allen County grand jury on May 17, appeared Monday before Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed for sentencing. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Destiny Caldwell said the defendant was dealing in “a large amount of meth” and has an extensive history of felony convictions. Caldwell also told the judge that Phillips “was engaging in this activity (trafficking) with other individuals” and urged Reed to abide by the sentence stipulated to by the state and defense attorneys.