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Area woman arrested for dealing

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Officers with the Clay County Sheriff's Department arrested a Clay City woman Thursday for dealing drugs.

Jill Jackson, 49, Clay City, was arrested shortly before 4 p.m., Thursday, following close to a two-week investigation.

CCSD Sheriff Mike Heaton said Jackson was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on three counts of Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance and one count of Neglect of a Dependent.

According to officials with CCSD, family members of an individual who was living with Jackson recently contacted the sheriff's department, alleging that Jackson was the live-in girlfriend of one of their relatives who is very ill. According to a press release provided by CCSD, the family alleged Jackson was supposed to be assisting him with his care.

The release stated the family believed Jackson was selling the ill family members' medication.

According to the release, controlled deliveries were arranged by Jackson during the past week and a half.

The medication that was purchased was Hydromorphone, which is a generic form of Dilaudid, a schedule II controlled drug used to control pain.

The release stated the person Jackson was living with has a legal prescription for the medication and a medical need for it. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined the person who had the prescription, was unaware the pills were being sold and had no involvement in the drug dealing.

"We have no idea how much was sold," Heaton said, adding the case is still under investigation.

Heaton said Jackson was booked into the justice center on a $25,000 bond.

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This is such an injustice that happens in our society today. SEVERAL times individuals have come to me asking if I'd like to buy meds that I KNEW were for terminally ill, often cancer, patients. I myself am terminally and I supposse in some twisted way offering me these were they're idea of helping but I have preached to everyone that I know that this is not only wrong, but a HUGE injustice being done to the person who is ill.

-- Posted by gingersnap13 on Thu, Jun 26, 2008, at 11:13 PM


They weren't being "helpful". They couldn't possibly care less about you and your pain. They are drug dealers, the lowest form, trying to make a buck. I wish these creeps would just face reality and get a job!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Jun 27, 2008, at 7:03 AM

what kind of women takes medicine from a sick person and sales it. I hope she stays in jail!

-- Posted by t31 on Fri, Jun 27, 2008, at 11:01 AM

Unfortunately, selling drugs can "bring in" a lot of money. The "dirt bags" know this. They would rather make an easy buck than get a job like most people & they don't care who they hurt. This woman is a real caregiver...she only cares about herself.

-- Posted by th1953 on Fri, Jun 27, 2008, at 1:13 PM

Selling drugs is bad enough but when you steal them from a sick person whom you say you care about takes it to a whole new level. She should sit in jail where she belongs and never be allowed contact with him again. What a sad excuse for a person.

-- Posted by iamme on Fri, Jun 27, 2008, at 1:14 PM

This is ridiculous! It is horrible treatment of a person who obviously is in pain to be prescribed dilauded. This is the reason many chronic pain patients cannot get the medicines they need to live a more functional normal life! I am myself a pain patient who is prescribed dilauded and I would have a terrible quality of life without my medicine. I hope she gets the MAX prison time! What a piece of crap!

-- Posted by babydog on Fri, Jun 27, 2008, at 7:26 PM

As being one that has had to deal with family members in pain in the past,I find it atrocious for someone that supposedly cares for that person, to have taken that medicine to sell. The neglect she has shown in not giving him all of his prescribed meds for an apparent chronic condition leads me to feel that she should be given the maximum sentence. I feel his family members should be congratulated for taking the initiative to do something about it, and not taking the EASY way out and ignoring it.

-- Posted by care27 on Sat, Jun 28, 2008, at 9:01 AM

I have no use for thieves or drug dealers, so when both are combined along with the neglect of a person not getting perscribed medication really tops the list. I feel she should never be allowed any contact with her boyfriend or any of his family and receive the max sentence allowed by law. Lets hope this does not fall through the cracks in out legal system. People need to be held accountable.

-- Posted by grandpaw on Sat, Jun 28, 2008, at 12:26 PM

Just goes to show keep a close eye on those who have access to others meds.I think they should keep her locked up. But I doubt that will happen in Clay County

-- Posted by kd323 on Sat, Jun 28, 2008, at 2:12 PM

This is more common than you think. Even in state sponsored home care for the Mentally and terminally ill it happens. In fact the state makes it easy by announcing in advance when blood tests of patients are going to be done to make sure they get their medication or announcing ahead of time when a drug test for teh workers will be preformed.

-- Posted by Inquizitor on Thu, Jul 10, 2008, at 10:22 PM

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