Women tied to death of inmate enter guilty pleas

Two Columbus women accused of providing methamphetamine to a Bartholomew County Jail inmate who overdosed and died in jail have entered guilty pleas to drug-related charges.

Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that 19-year-old Mary L. Snyder pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. The report says that 27-year-old Debin Paige Gabbard then entered into a plea bargain agreement in two cases against her, pleading guilty to two reduced felony counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine. The paper says that both woman are scheduled to be sentenced June 12th.

The two were charged early this year after an Indiana State Police investigation into the death of 42-year-old Angela Blair, of Elizabethtown. Authorities say that Blair overdosed on methamphetamine in the Bartholomew County Jail.

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