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Flores gets 8 years for drugs, car theft, leaving accident
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A woman who faced a long list of drug charges, and who was also indicted for stealing a car and leaving the scene of an accident, has been handed an eight-year sentence with 10 additional years to be served on probation.

Centertown resident Amber Jade Flores, 30, was handed the sentence by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley after entering pleas to theft of property over $2,500, third-offense driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, escape, delivery of oxycodone in a school zone, delivery of meth, and delivery of meth in a school zone.

Flores was also fined $8,000 and given 40 hours of community service work.

The charges date back nearly two years and show a pattern of repeated drug dealing and criminal activity.

Flores was indicted for selling drugs four times in the summer of 2019 on the dates of July 18, July 23, July 24 and Aug. 7. She was charged with delivering oxycodone on July 18 and delivering meth on the other three dates.

Flores was charged with escape for leaving the grounds of the Love Lady Center, a treatment facility. She was ordered there for rehab after pleading guilty to a DUI charge, but willingly left on March 21, 2020, according to the indictment.

Two months after leaving her furlough at Love Lady, Flores was indicted for stealing a 2011 Toyota Camry from a local woman. In stealing the car, Flores also committed a traffic offense since her driver’s license is revoked.

On that same day, Flores was indicted for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident in which she was involved. Over $1,500 in damage was incurred by the other vehicle.