WORTHINGTON — A Worthington woman is facing up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine after being charged with first-degree drug sale over the weekend.
Darcy Sieve, 51, was arrested Friday following a lengthy investigation by the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force (BRDTF), with the help of a Confidential Informant (CI). In January of 2020, the CI arranged to buy two "eight balls" of methamphetamine from Sieve. An "eight ball" is slang for an eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams.
The CI met a third party at a gas station in Heron Lake and purchased a package of white crystalline substance for $260. The substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed 3.1 grams (less than an eight ball).
The CI contacted Sieve about having been shorted by almost four grams, and Sieve promised another eight-ball to make up for it, according to court documents. They arranged another meet-up. This time, the CI was fitted with a wire. The two met at a Worthington hotel, where the CI purchased a white crystalline substance for $100. It field-tested positive for meth and weighed 2.5 grams.
In February 2020, the CI set up another buy at the same hotel, this time for an agreed-upon half-ounce. The CI wore a wire again and exchanged $200 for two eight balls. The suspected meth was field-tested and confirmed to be meth, and weighed 7.9 grams.
In March 2020, the CI allegedly arranged to purchase three eight-balls from Sieve at Walmart in Worthington. The CI again wore a wire, this time buying the meth for $350. The substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed 15 grams.
Between the four sales, the total reported amount of meth was 28.5 grams.
If Sieve is convicted of first-degree drug sale, she will be sentenced based on criminal history.