Plea deal for woman who allegedly supplied drug hours before Hampton double fatal
One of the injured cyclists, Uwe Uhmeyer, told Sheppard that her sentence was “not at all commensurate” with the loss of life and injuries involved. “I hope Cindy remembers the extent of what happened here,” Uhmeyer said in court. “And when she is released, I hope she goes on to live a law-abiding life.”
The plea deal allows for Sheppard to currently be eligible for parole given the time she has already spent behind bars, according to her lawyer Adam Bernstein. Sheppard began serving an identical prison sentence in January after pleading guilty to dealing crack cocaine and heroin. Wednesday’s prison sentence will run concurrently.
Sheppard also admitted to possessing cocaine and methadone along with the doses of fentanyl when she was arrested again by Hampton police shortly after the Sept. 21 crash. She was free on bail at the time following her arrest in June by Hampton police. She had two prescriptions of fentanyl at the time and received other prescription drugs through her doctor.