Thursday, Attorney General Andy Beshear and his office’s Special Prosecutions Unit announced that an Adair County woman was sentenced for making meth and endangering two minors in the process.
Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance-Murphy sentenced Lisa Cooper, 43, of Columbia, Feb. 13 to seven years for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and five years for controlled substance endangerment to a child, a Class D felony.
Cooper was placed on supervised probation with conditions, and has already successfully completed a nine-month inpatient substance abuse treatment program.
Officers with the Columbia Police Department originally arrested Cooper for the crimes in 2015 after discovering an active meth lab in a home with two teenage children. At the time, the teenagers received precautionary medical treatment.
Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.
“Addressing the substance abuse epidemic and protecting our children are two of the top priorities for my office,” said Beshear. “I am thankful that in the end, the children in this case were saved from a dangerous situation and that the defendant was able to access treatment for her addiction.”