Miss Kentucky’s ex-boyfriend sentenced in prison drug-smuggling plot


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



LIMA — A one-time inmate at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institute who was the intended target of plan by a former Miss Kentucky pageant winner to smuggle marijuana into the facility has seen his time behind bars extended by 30 months.

Jeremy Kelly, 35, who is currently incarcerated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation at the Ross Correctional Institution, was sentenced Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court on a third-degree felony charge of the illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.

Prosecutors say it was Kelly who directed Kia Hampton, who was crowned Miss Kentucky USA in November 2010 when she was 21 years old, to attempt to bring drugs into the prison. She was successful on three occasions prior to being caught on May 26 of last year, according to statements made during Hampton’s sentencing hearing last month.

Kelly was serving a four-year prison term on two drug trafficking charges out of Wood County at the time of the incident.

Hampton was was sentenced last months to two years on probation for attempting to smuggle the pot to her one-time boyfriend. During her sentencing hearing she described Kelly as her “former boyfriend.”

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By J Swygart

jswygart@limanews.com

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