Former Police Chief's Wife Sentenced on Drug Charges

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - The wife of a former Utah police chief who
worked as a stripper in Nevada under the stage name "Ecstasy" has
been sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation on drug
charges.

Sylvia Tripp was charged for her role in the sale of
prescription drugs including oxycodone and morphine. As part of a
plea agreement, the 41-year-old woman pleaded guilty to principal
sale of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

After her arrest, Tripp's husband, Vaughn Tripp, resigned from
his job as police chief in Wendover, Utah. She worked at the
Southern X-Posure Club in West Wendover, Nev.

Elko District Judge Andrew Puccinelli told her at sentencing
this week that his court does not take prescription drug sales
lightly.

He said he took into consideration that she was the "gopher
girl" at the club, which helped facilitate the drug sales not the
actual drug dealer.


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