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Richmond County Woman pleads guilty to drug sale

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” That saying is all well and good, but what happens if someone gets fooled a third time? This thought sprang to mind after a Richmond County woman by the name of Christy Conley pleaded guilty in Richmond County’s Circuit Court on Monday last week to three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Over the course of June and July of 2017, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arranged for three controlled buys.

During each buy, their informants purchased $100 worth of cocaine, and during the second purchase, Conley threw in a free 2.5 ounce bag of marijuana for free. After the purchase, the drugs were sent to the lab for analysis, and came back as testing positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Conley was then arrested in May of 2018, and started cooperating with the cops in exchange for a lighter sentence, walking away with 19 of the 20 years in jail she had been hit with suspended, and having to pay the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department back the $300 they paid her for the cocaine.