PICKAWAY – A woman was finally brought to justice after being caught with drugs around children in 2020.
On November 2, 2020, at around 12:57 P.M. Deputy Ed Moore, Corporal Stephen Harger, and the Harrison TWP Medics were dispatched to 16302 Florence Chapel Pike on the report of a woman passed out inside their vehicle, along with two juvenile children.
When Deputies arrived on the scene and after she gave a false name, they were able to identify her as 37-year-old Glenna M. Darby-Klein out of West Portsmouth, Ohio. Glenna Darby-Klein refused treatment from the medics and refused to be transported.
Micki Vinkovich from Pickaway County Children Services responded to the scene as well to assist with the juvenile children. Due to the cold weather one of the juvenile children asked for her coat, Cpl Harger went to the vehicle and got the coat for the juvenile out of the back seat. Under the coat in plain view Cpl Harger located a plastic container with well over 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine inside.
When Glenna Darby-Klein was patted down Deputies located over $800 cash on her person. Glenna Darby-Klein told Deputies she thought she was somewhere between Lancaster and Buckeye Lake.
The two juvenile children were taken to the Pickaway County Job and Family Services Office where they were later picked up by the Scioto County Children Services.
Klein appeared in court and was later released, she was indicted and a warrant was issued for her arrest for failure to appear in July of 2022. She was arrested in December and was held until she faced trial. This week she was found guilty to Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Drugs, Endangering Children, she was sentenced to 4-6 years plus 9 months in prison, $823.00 forfeiture in Pickaway county common Pleas