By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – A jury handed down a stiff sentence to a Chester woman last Wednesday for a methamphetamine charge.
Thirty-nine-year-old Kaylee Toler, of Chester, was sentenced to 15 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of delivery of meth. During the trial, the jury heard testimony from Precinct 2 Constable John Fuller, who arrested Toler last October. Fuller arrested Toler after obtaining a probable cause warrant for her arrest that she had sold approximately 3.5 grams of meth, a quantity known as an “eightball.”
During Toler’s trial, Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin and Assistant DA Pat “Hawk” Hardy presented numerous exhibits to the jury that indicated Toler continued to sell meth while she was free on bond following the October arrest. Babin said Toler had no prior felony convictions.
Along with Fuller’s testimony, the jury also heard from Adam Park, a special agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety and Tyler County Sheriff’s Office investigators Casey Whitworth and Brian Seales.
The 15-year sentence given to Toler is the second lengthy punishment handed down by a Tyler County jury in less than a month. In July, Christopher Tubb, a 47-year-old Woodville man, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for meth possession. Babin said that such sentences send a message to county residents that the county has “no tolerance for meth.”
After the trial’s conclusion, Toler was booked into the Tyler County Jail to await transfer to a TDCJ facility.