Hampshire pleads guilty to meth possession


By Erik Martin - emartin@dailyadvocate.com



Jamie R. Hampshire (left, with attorney Randall Breaden) will be sentenced December 4 after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine.


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE — A Gettysburg woman who recently testified against her boyfriend in court entered a guilty plea in Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday.

Jamie R. Hampshire, 38, pleaded guilty to one, third-degree felony count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the possession charge from a second-degree to a third-degree felony and dismissed altogether a fifth-degree felony charge of permitting drug abuse.

Hampshire, represented in court by defense attorney Randall Breaden, was arrested July 25 at her Gettysburg residence following a drug sting operation conducted by Darke County Sheriff’s detectives. Her boyfriend, Chris Silcott, 44, was sentenced to five years in prison October 19 after a bench trial before Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein. Silcott was found guilty and sentenced on four felony counts, including possession and trafficking of methamphetamine.

As part of the plea agreement, Hampshire agreed to testify against Silcott. She faces up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000 when sentenced. She could also be subject to up to three years of post-release supervision. Sentencing is scheduled for December 4. She is currently free on her own recognizance.

In other court proceedings Monday:

Scott Reynolds, 46, of Union City, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. Reynolds was accused of passing two counterfeit $100 bills to two Union City businesses. Judge Hein sentenced Reynolds to 135 days in jail, with 135 days credited, court costs and $200 in restitution.

Harlie S. Garringer, 20, of Portland, Indiana, pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of receiving stolen property. Her sentencing is scheduled for December 4.

Heather N. Lacey, 37, of Union City, Ohio, was sentenced to community control for up to 60 months, 13 days in jail with 13 days credited, and must pay court costs and $490 restitution after pleading guilty to theft and forgery charges, both fifth-degree felonies. She must also perform 50 hours of community service.

Brandon T. Curtner, 24, of Greenville, will spend 31 days in the Darke County Jail after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, a third-degree felony. He was credited with 59 days served. In addition, Curtner will be on community control for 60 months, and he must pay court costs, $165 restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.

Dakota D. Bingham, 24, of Greenville, was found guilty of violating terms of his probation stemming from heroin trafficking charges in 2016. He was credited with time served and will report to the MonDay Program in Dayton for drug treatment. Further, Bingham will be subject to 60 months of community control, must pay court costs and $290 in restitution, and perform 75 hours of community service.

Jamie R. Hampshire (left, with attorney Randall Breaden) will be sentenced December 4 after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/10/web1_Hampshire-0016-PRINT.jpgJamie R. Hampshire (left, with attorney Randall Breaden) will be sentenced December 4 after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

By Erik Martin

emartin@dailyadvocate.com

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