Sentence handed down in drug case


A Jackson County woman who recently pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine to an undercover buyer at least six years in prison.

Kelli Lyn Dalton, 24, of Seymour, was sentenced to 10 years by Jackson Circuit Judge Richard W. Poynter after pleading guilty to one count of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Provided she serves the first six years in prison without the loss of good time credit or violating rules, Dalton will be eligible to serve the remaining four years on home detention.

The case stems from an investigation conducted by Seymour Detective Brian Moore, who was assisted by Jackson County Detective Ben Rudolph.

On Feb. 24, Dalton sold a quarter of a gram of methamphetamine for $40 and another two grams of meth for $240 to an undercover agent. On March 3, she sold another quarter gram of meth for $30 at a Seymour apartment complex, Moore said in his report.

On April 9, she was interviewed by police. During that interview, she she admitted selling meth to an informant about 10 times, Moore wrote in the affidavit.

On April 21, Moore and Seymour Officer Bart Bevers arrested Dalton at a business on East Tipton Street, and she was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

She received 226 days credit and 226 days credit time for her time spent in jail.

During any time spent on home detention, Dalton would be required to wear an electronic monitor supervised through Jackson Jennings Community Corrections or another court-approved program. Poynter also ordered Dalton to submit to an alcohol and drug program once she begins serving home detention.

Two meth-related Class B felony charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

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