A Hardy woman received a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges.
Aimee Blansett, 29,was arrested Aug. 22 while she and a friend were on their way to the Sharp County Courthouse for a suppression hearing from a drug bust in February 2004 in Ash Flat. Officers had arrested the couple for possession of approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine, Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger said.
Blansett was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony fleeing.
While on their way to court, a motorist notified police that the Chevrolet Corsica was driving recklessly and crossing the center line on Highway 167.
Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger spotted the vehicle and followed it to Main Street where the driver, Brian Duane Shackelford, 35, turned left and cut off a van attempting to turn onto the road. A high speed chase ensued. Blansett, the passenger, was arrested when Shackelford stopped the car and ran, leaving Blansett alone.
Zeiger confiscated a medicine bottle containing ice methamphetamine; a corner bag containing clear pill capsules filled with approximately five ounces of ice methamphetamine; an eyeglass case with a small glass pipe with burned residue and a set of digital scales.
Shackelford was arrested Aug. 24 at the Razorback Motel on Highway 63 north of Hardy. He faces additional drug charges.