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Tarpley sentenced on drug charge

Thursday, December 4, 2008

An Indianapolis woman was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for a Class C felony count of possession of methamphetamine over 3 grams

Judge Matt Headley sentenced Nancy A. Tarpley, 51, to six years in prison with three years executed and three suspended. Under the terms of a plea agreement, a charge of Class A felony dealing in meth was dropped in exchange for Tarpley's guilty plea to the lesser charge.

Tarpley was represented in court by public defender James Ensley, who lobbied to have his client released on time served or put on a community corrections house arrest program.

Tarpley told the court her 18-year-old daughter was pregnant and being supported by Tarpley's 87-year-old father, and that she wanted to be released so she could help take care of her daughter, who had been ill throughout her pregnancy.

Tarpley was on probation in Marion County at the time of her arrest in Putnam County.

She was sentenced to two years on a possession of meth charge in Marion County on Aug. 21, 2007, and given a year's probation.

There is currently an open warrant for Tarpley's arrest in Marion County for violating her probation there.

Tarpley said she had completed a drug treatment program about a month and a half before she was arrested in Putnam County.

"As long as I was in treatment, I was fine," she said.

Tarpley said she did not come to Putnam County in July with any intention of procuring or using drugs, but when the opportunity to do so unexpectedly presented itself, she took it.

Tarpley said she was a passenger in her own vehicle, which was being driven by Michael L. Kolesar, 26, of Cloverdale on July 11. She said she was unaware that Kolesar was in possession of any drugs until he started smoking meth in the vehicle.

"Then I asked the young man if I could buy an 8-ball," Tarpley said. "I hadn't even gotten the 8-ball yet. I had the money for it in my pocket."

Headley said he would be willing to check back and see how Tarpley was doing in prison and would then entertain the idea of letting her serve any time she had left to do on home detention, but that she would have to "earn that right."

Tarpley has been in the Putnam County Jail since her arrested on July 11. She will receive credit for the 146 days she has served, and with Indiana good time credit will receive one day of credit for each day she serves in prison without incident.

Tarpley was arrested by Putnam County Sheriff's Department Officer Joe Tesmer during a traffic stop on Burma Road east of S.R. 243 in Cloverdale.

Tarpley had no drugs on her person at the time of the stop, but officers found a meth pipe, baggies containing crystal meth and spoons, court documents said.

Tarpley was found to have $4,886 in cash in her possession when the traffic stop occurred. Tarpley told police the money was for buying and selling the meth and that she knew the drugs were in the car, but that the drugs and money were both Kolesar's.

Kolesar was charged with Class A felony dealing in meth and Class C felony possession of meth over 3 grams.

He is set to go to trial on the charges on Jan. 14.


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OK, let's get this story straight. She had the cash, he had the drugs, the money was for dealing but she had no idea he had meth with him until he started smoking it- while driving.

Yet, she did not come to Putnam County for any drug activity, but was carrying over $4,000 just in case. Wow that is a whopper.

Beware of the Monster Meth, not only is it a terribly addictive drug, it turns you into a lousy liar, a physical wreck, and it consumes your life.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 4:31 AM

This is one that needs to stay in jail. She wouldn't even admit her guilt. She couldn't even keep her lies straight and is pushing the blame on others. That is what druggies do. I would hate for her to be doing the drug around her pregnant daughter and harm the baby.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 6:28 AM

I'm picking a different angle at understanding this story ...... she got herself from Indy to Cloverdale somehow in her vehicle - bringing over $4,800 with her, in her pocket, to buy an 8-ball and asks 'a young man' to drive HER car in order to buy one, and while he's driving her car - he starts smoking her drug of choice and they wind up getting busted because he forgets to come to a complete stop at an intersection ...... and while mama's sittin' in jail - her daughter gets pregnant and is allegedly ill during the pregnancy, and NOW she decides she has a responsibility to be there for her daughter and grandchild ? Who was taking care of her daughter when mama was strung out on the meth before she landed herself in rehab and then jail ? The 87-year old grandfather? Is he actually willing to do this, or has he been taken advantage of ? Has anyone called Adult Protective Services to investigate? Did she really think the judge would buy this b.s.? I agree - for the safety of her grandchild, she needs to stay where she is - her decision making process isn't ummmm good.

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 12:50 PM

that women has some nerve ! my little cousin is a good man i have no idea where he found her but she is a old women who preyed on a young man throwing her 4800 dollars in his face and further more she knows that stuff the police found was hers she should just tell the truth so my cousin can come home to his family i believe after a incident like this he has learned a valuable lesson in life. much love to my little cousin

-- Posted by hometownbabygirl on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 5:01 AM

What a loser!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 11:51 PM

I agree with all of you, she needs to stay in jail, and never get out. She put my family through hell for what she did. For I care she needs take responsibility for what she had did, instead of blaming it on another person, like she did before. My brother didn't have any idea that she had drugs in the vehicle and really he is just sitting in jail for no reason. Tarpley did not do any rehab up here, plus she was moving up here towards the country, so she could sell her drugs, and her excuse was, "that's the only way she could make money and support herself." I just wish that my brother can home, because our father has heart problems and is heart is getting weaker. Just to say we are struggling with out him, because he was here to help is family out, and you can ask anybody that knows him… My brother is getting accused and she is blaming him for everything, when it was hers. My brother is getting railroad and we tried to get him an attorney, but we couldn't, because the attorney wanted a lot of money and we don't have that much, and plus money is tight right now. I love my bro and miss him very much and we need him to come home, please…

-- Posted by Christine on Tue, Dec 9, 2008, at 6:10 PM

Wow someone lied about something, because Tarpley's 18-year-old daughter is engaged. So why would Tarpley's father be supporting her, when she is engaged to someone. I think she should stay in jail too. She is just telling stories that are not true and trying to get off really easy. So she decides to blame another person for her crime… What a crock of B.S. When is Kolesar going to tell his story in court and get a chance like she did? I tell you what she duke the judge big-o-time.

-- Posted by U Don't Know on Wed, Dec 10, 2008, at 8:28 PM

That's what druggies do - fabricate stories - alter facts, create facts to make things happen in their favor, and then move on to the next thing with no guilt and no conscience. I would think her being 51 years old she has a little more practice at doing this than Kolesar.

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 11:03 AM

lmao To bad you all didn't get your way or she would have got the chair. She is not that bad of a person and all who knows her knows she would give the shirt off her back. I think it was fair on sentencing.As far as my sister goes the (pregnant one) goes none of you know what you are talking about. So keep her name out your mouth. She is young graduated this year and found out her dad is sick with cancer and now has a baby coming and no she is not engaged. Half of you probably don't have a diploma so my mom didn't do to bad with her. Look at your own family before you judge mine I guess you all live like little house on the prairie.My family has it's share of mistakes and in one way or the other we pay for them.So when you all make it to the judges bench then what you say matters but for now it means nothing. O'yeah my grandpa is a real man who takes care of his no matter what so call adult protective services if you like. You'll be wasting someones time.As far as Mikey goes he is a big boy and he knew what he was doing from the get go.

-- Posted by u really don't know! on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 11:34 PM

WOW, you people are HILARIOUS, what makes you think you have the right to judge anybody, i AM the PREGNANT ONE, so often referred to in your comments, and ive been to greencastle. i know theres about 30 hillbillies that should be arrested every weekend for public intox in the local speedway parking lot.....lets leave our kids at home and get drunk in our pickups at the gas station. no i am not engaged and i dont know where you found that information, or why you wouldve looked for it, but youre odd obsession with my life is starting to freak me out.....and as far as your innocent brother, cousin, and citizen kolesar is concerned,,,,there have been times hes came to my mothers house, in indy, higher than the clouds....with eyeballs the size of half dollars...and sweat dripping out of every pore.....so he had you fooled but not me. and my grandfather is not taking care of me, he is helping out while i am sick until i can go back to work. so theres no need for protection, well be just fine with or without your remarks.....but whats done is done, and when she gets home ill make sure she stays away from trash like him....and all the money, she had bought a new trailor there and was refurnishing it, so learn your facts....you are uneducated in your comments, so worry about you and yours, because weve got us....so all i have left to say is, FREE TARPLEY!!!!

-- Posted by tarpd2 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 2:20 PM

Who ever may it concern, my brother is not trash, and yes I have a diploma, plus I am going to college. My brother is a good man that got into the wrong crowd and people. Yep he made mistakes & he's not perfect either, but he's a good person that would help anybody out that needed it. He has learned his lesson for sure and he is going to stay away from those kinds of people. Nobody's perfect and everybody makes mistakes in life, yes it's done and over with, so let's go on with life. You will always love your family and be there to back them up, no matter what happens in life… That's all I can say and sorry if I am judging anyone… Just want my brother to come home.

-- Posted by Christine on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 9:25 PM

TO TARPD2, YOU KNOW NOT ALL OF HIS FAMILY IS FROM CLOVERDALE I LIVE DOWN HERE AND UP THERE SO I GUESS I'M ONLY HALF HILLBILLEY. ANY WAY MY COUSIN IS NOT TRASH BUT IT SEEMS U THINK HE IS SO WHAT DOES THAT MAKE U UNMARRIED PREGNENT LIVING W/GRAMPS MOM WHO IS A D.DEALER ! NOW WHO'S WHITE TRASH? NOW ENOUGH OF THE RUDE COMMENTS FROM BOTH SIDES. THEY WAS TOGETHER WHEN THEY WENT TO JAIL SO THEY WAS FRIENDS. NOW MY COUSIN HAD A LITTLE AMOUNT IN HIS POCKET SO THATS HIS...SO HER STUFF WAS IN HER VEHICEL AND A TAMPON BOX ALONG WITH PILLS IN HER POCKET AND $4800 DOLLARS. SO IT SEEMS THE FACTS ARE FACTS AND EVIDENCE DON'T LIE. YOUNG LADY IGNORENCE IS A BLISS!!!

-- Posted by hometownbabygirl on Tue, Dec 23, 2008, at 8:24 PM


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