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Charlean Nicole Simmons, 41, was sentenced to 11 years after selling over 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, twice in the presence of two girls.

Simmons pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to selling 450 grams of methamphetamine on March 26, 2019, the fourth of six counts against her.

The April 21, 2021, amended indictment against Simmons also claimed that during a May 10, 2018, search of her car after she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, law enforcement found a quarter pound of methamphetamine in her car. During that stop, she told a 14-year-old girl she was driving to take the purse and backpack containing the meth back to her house, according to a sentencing memorandum.

“I’m on a suicide mission and I have nothing to live for anymore,” Simmons told a case agent after her arrest, according to the memorandum.

On March 26, 2019, Simmons sold an informant six grams of methamphetamine for $650, another 450 grams for $1,460 and a Hi-Point model C9, 9 mm Luger pistol with 58 rounds of ammunition for $600, according to the memorandum.

Simmons agreed May 9, 2019, to sell more methamphetamine to the informant. On her way to the deal, while transporting 133 grams of methamphetamine, she brought two minor girls, according to the memorandum.

Simmons had nine prior felony convictions and five misdemeanor convictions, including convictions of possession of a controlled substance in 1999, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2011, a 2006 conviction of identification theft, a 2008 conviction of theft, a 2009 conviction of destroying jail property and a 2011 conviction of distributing controlled substances, according to her indictment.

She also is facing a felony case for willful child cruelty. Her youngest daughter said Simmons hit her with a seat belt, according to the sentencing memorandum. Simmons grew up with an abusive family, according to the memorandum.

Simmons also went by the names “Ethlin Joy Ann Simmons” and “Little Mama,” according to prosecutors.

Case number 5:19-CR-00150.

Read the indictment here.

Read the sentencing memorandum here.


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