I found this article which provides more info on Misty Croslin’s sentencing. (There’s also this article with pictures.) She got 25 years for a single count of trafficking Oxycodone. The girl is only 18 (maybe 19 now, not sure), and she’s facing similar charges in another county and therefore more time. It’ll probably be concurrent to the first sentence, but still.
I will be the first to say that I have no sympathy for Misty. She had a very sad, deprived childhood and suffered abuse. This is unfortunate, but plenty of people go through that and don’t do the things she has done. I think she was up to her neck in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings and has been lying about it ever since. I think she is a drug dealer — pretty dumb of her to say otherwise, when it was caught on tape. But 25 years for a single non-violent drug charge is ridiculous. And the first article said it’s the minimum time allowed, since the judge didn’t want to sentence her as a youthful offender.
I haven’t been able to find out how long Misty would have to serve before she becomes eligible for parole, but they aren’t handing out parole like they used to anymore. Her life is pretty much over now, even if she never faces any charges for Haleigh.
UPDATE: Okay, found Misty’s date of birth: December 9, 1991. She is 18.