A woman who was caught selling methamphetamine in Lexington County and fled before a scheduled court date was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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Newberry County resident Hearth Koon-Hobby, 41, was sentenced following a guilty plea last month on a charge of trafficking methamphetamine.
“On December 3, 2018 and December 11, 2018, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) used investigative measures to arrange the purchase of a quantity of methamphetamine from Koon-Hobby,” a release from the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office states. “Koon-Hobby exchanged illegal narcotics at two different hotels in Lexington County, including 14 grams of methamphetamine and 27 grams of methamphetamine, respectively. SLED agents monitored the narcotics transactions via visual and audio means through the entirety of the transactions.
“Heather Koon-Hobby fled the jurisdiction of Lexington County prior to a scheduled court appearance and was ultimately apprehended by the U.S. Marshal’s Office and Lexington County Fugitive Task Force on June 21, 2022 in Georgia.”
11th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Kelly Oppenheimer, Drug Team coordinator for the solicitor’s office, prosecuted the case.
Under state law, Koon-Hobby is ineligible for parole.
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