Muncie woman sentenced for fatal crash after spice use

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A central Indiana woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for causing a fatal crash while under the influence of the synthetic drug known as spice.

A Delaware County judge ordered the prison term Tuesday for 24-year-old Karissa Campbell of Muncie. Campbell pleaded guilty in June to a felony charge of causing death with a controlled substance in her system.

The Star Press reports authorities said Campbell ingested the synthetic form of marijuana before a February 2012 crash on Indiana 3 south of Muncie that killed her 32-year-old passenger, Jeremy Chissell of New Castle.

Campbell testified that she and Chissell consumed illegal drugs "constantly" during their yearlong relationship and routinely bought spice at Muncie convenience stores.

New state laws aim to ban such drugs from stores.

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