Muncie Woman Sentenced for Fatal Crash after Spice Use Created by kblakeslee on 9/18/2013 12:01:49 PM
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) _ A central Indiana woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for causing a fatal crash while under the influence of the synthetic drug known as spice.
A Delaware County judge ordered the prison term Tuesday for 24-year-old Karissa Campbell of Muncie. Campbell pleaded guilty in June to a felony charge of causing death with a controlled substance in her system.
The Star Press reports authorities said Campbell ingested the synthetic form of marijuana before a February 2012 crash on Indiana 3 south of Muncie that killed her 32-year-old passenger, Jeremy Chissell of New Castle.
Campbell testified that she and Chissell consumed illegal drugs ``constantly'' during their yearlong relationship and routinely bought spice at Muncie convenience stores.
New state laws aim to ban such drugs from stores.