2 months ago

On Wednesday, April 24, one probation plea took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Childress County.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Dale Rabe, Jr., presiding.

Melinda Kay Pena AKA Melinda Carpenter, 35 from Childress, Texas, was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with intent to deliver.

Pena was arrested by Childress Police Officer Jessie Zuniga on April 9. Pena pleaded to an information filed by the State on April 19.

Pena was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 in attorney fees, $340 court costs, $180 lab fee, and must complete 300 hours of community service. If she violates the terms of her probation, Pena faces up to 20 years in prison.