Greenfield woman: 4 years for selling meth


By Jacob Clary - Hillsboro Times-Gazette



HILLSBORO — A Greenfield woman was sentenced to 48 months in prison for an amended count of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and permitting drug abuse recently in Highland County Common Pleas Court.

Kathy Sparks, 56, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for one count of aggravated trafficking in meth, a third-degree felony, with the sentence ordered to be consecutive to the 12 months for the second count of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Sparks was given 29 days of jail-time credit.

Court records state that Sparks was ordered to pay $120 of restitution to the Highland County Task Force and the victims.

According to court records for the amended first count, on or around June 24, 2021, two investigators met with someone said they could purchase meth from someone and would have it delivered to a location less than 1,000 feet from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Hillsboro. They said Sparks would be delivering the meth in a white van.

The two investigators saw a white van pull into the parking lot. An informant initiated contact with the female driving the white van and then picked up by the investigators, searched and handed over the substance. The substance was sent to BCI and tested for 3.46 grams of meth, according to court records.

According to court records for the second count, on or around June 23, 2021, someone met with two investigators and a lieutenant and told them they could purchase meth from Sparks. An informant was dropped off on South Street and walked to and entered a residence on Mirabeau Street in Greenfield.

The informant saw the seller sitting on the floor with several bags around them and multiple other people in the residence, including Sparks, the renter of the home. The seller gave the informant three plastic bags of substance, then left the residence and was picked up by an investigator. The substances were sent to BCI and tested positive as 3.453 grams of meth, according to court records.

By Jacob Clary

Hillsboro Times-Gazette