A woman got 15 years and her partner in crime received 10 years after lawmen raided their Greenleaf Lane home and discovered a cache of drugs.
Cynthia Hollandsworth Lytle was ordered to serve 15 years in prison after entering a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of possession of meth, hydrocodone and marijuana. Troy Lee Lytle was directed to serve 10 years in prison on the same charges plus he must serve the balance of time he owes the state for violating his probation.
Their substantial prison sentences come after sheriff’s investigators showed up on their doorstep with a search warrant after receiving information drugs were being trafficked out of the couple’s Centertown-area residence.
“There was approximately 30 grams of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine,” said sheriff’s investigator Jody Cavanaugh of what they found while searching the home. “There was also approximately 16.2 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana located in the residence.”
Given the amount of drugs and other items found during the search, lawmen decided to charge the couple with intent to resell.
“Also located in the residence were numerous baggies, digital scales, spoons with crystal residue and syringes,” Cavanaugh noted, adding hydrocodone pills were also found.
Mrs. Lytle’s sentence was longer since she was found to be a Range-Two offender due to her prior criminal record.