An Alton woman was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for running a heroin drug ring out of her South Roxana home in January 2015.
25 year old Chelsea L. Schollmeier pleaded guilty last October 5 to one count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance While Located Within 1000 Feet of Public Housing. She and a co-defendant were accused of possession and selling heroin out of their apartment in the 700 block of Connor Drive in South Roxana.
They were originally charged on April 28, 2015, following undercover work and an investigation that led to the discovery of 20 buttons of heroin and a ledger showing sales of heroin. Prosecutors presented evidence at Schollmeier’s sentencing hearing that she would sometimes earn up to $1000 per week by selling around 200 buttons of heroin.
Also charged in the bust were four other individuals who were employed by Schollmeier in various capacities including driving to St. Louis to purchase the heroin and selling it for her in Madison County. She would often pay them in heroin.
Schollmeier will have to serve at least 75% of her sentence.