Deputies alleged Galvan-Thompson brought the drugs into the jail inside a body cavity, then removed them and hid the contraband inside her bra.
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Kristy Parker, 32, of Springfield was found unresponsive in her cell in the Clark County Jail in January of last year and pronounced dead soon after despite CPR efforts by jail staff and medics.
Galvan-Thompson maintained that she didn’t give the drugs directly to Parker, Rion said, but did admit that she brought them into the jail.
“We’re satisfied that the five year sentence was fair,” Rion said.
She could have faced a much longer prison sentence, he said, with the severity of the charges. Had the case gone to trial, he said, he would’ve argued that it was someone else who gave Parker the drugs that killed her.
Galvan-Thompson will be sentenced on Feb. 28.
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