The Posey County Prosecutors Office announced Tuesday that an Evansville woman had been sentenced to 18 years in prison for dealing drugs in Posey County.
After appearing in the Posey Circuit Court on Tuesday morning, 43-year-old Christy Jo Smith of Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 2 Felony.
As part of Smith's guilty plea, the prosecutor's office says she admitted to possessing more than 10 grams of methamphetamine in Posey County with the intent to distribute the illegal drugs.
Smith’s arrest stems from an anonymous tip in August 2019, where law enforcement officers with the Posey County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Posey County Drug Task Force, and the Evansville-Vanderburgh Joint Task Force responded to an apartment in Poseyville regarding a fugitive from Vanderburgh County.
When officers arrived at the apartment, they found Smith, who was wanted on two felony warrants out of Vanderburgh County.
The prosecutor's office says over 30 grams of methamphetamine were found at the apartment, among other illegal substances and paraphernalia. Smith was arrested on-scene without incident.
Smith was later interviewed by members of the Posey County Drug Task Force, where they say she admitted to recently picking up around two ounces of meth from a source in Louisville, Kentucky. The prosecutor's office says Smith later admitted to delivering one ounce of the methamphetamine to a buyer in Evansville, as well as dealing meth almost daily for the last several months.
Smith will be transported to the Indiana Department of Correction to serve her sentence.