Shannon Dickens

Shannon Dickens was arrested Friday. Provided.

Shannon Dickens, 42, of The Plains, pleaded guilty to seven charges and was sentenced Tuesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to a minimum of three years and maximum of four and a half years in prison.

Dickens pleaded guilty to:

• Trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound (F1)

• Possession of a fentanyl-related compound (F1)

• Aggravated trafficking in drugs (F1)

• Aggravated possession of drugs (F1)

• Trafficking in heroin (F3)

• Possession of heroin (F3)

• Illegal conveyance of drugs onto grounds of a specified governmental facility (F3)

During a traffic stop in April, Dickens was found with 15 grams of methamphetamine. In an interview, she admitted to having more meth and heroin at her residence. Narcotics and cash were confiscated from the location, along with drug paraphernalia and concealment devices.

In total, 242 grams or 8.5 ounces of methamphetamine was confiscated — 80 times bulk amount by law. Law enforcement also found 58 grams of fentanyl and 50 grams of heroin.

Judge George McCarthy ordered the $2,878 found during the search be forfeited.

Upon her release, Dickens will be subject to five years of mandatory post-release control.

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