Drug case ends with lesser crime charge


Christina Ann Helsley

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis woman accused of dealing meth had her 2019 case wrapped up as part of a plea agreement in Hancock County Circuit Court late last week.

Christina Ann Helsley, 46, was facing a Level 4 felony count of dealing meth as well as a Level 6 felony count of possession of meth. She ended up pleading guilty to a lesser crime, a Level 5 felony count of dealing meth with the Level 6 felony getting dismissed.

Helsley was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 8 and was given a four-year term with 1,279 days suspended. Helsley received credit for 136 days served. Her term is to run concurrent with a previous Level 6 felony, court records state. The balance of the sentence is to be served on formal probation with two years on Community Corrections Home Detention.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Helsley was involved in a narcotics purchase with an undercover Greenfield Police Department officer in July, 2019. The report noted Helsley met the undercover officer in Greenfield to sell meth in exchange for money.

The substances had an appearance consistent with methamphetamine based on the officer’s training and experience as a police officer, the report stated, and the drugs field tested positive for methamphetamine with a weight of more than 1 gram, but less than 5 grams officials said in the report.