Drug-dealing Edinburgh mom gets five years in prison

Columbus, Ind. — An Edinburgh woman who admitted selling methamphetamine while caring for her infant child has been sentenced to five years in prison.

None of the five years handed down Monday to Jessica B. Sheckles, 36, was suspended by Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton. However, the judge did order that the time be served concurrently with a nine-year sentence from Johnson County.  

Sheckles began serving that time at the Rockville Correctional Facility near Terre Haute after her September sentencing hearing in Franklin for drug dealing and inmate trafficking.

Read more in Friday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.