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Woman gets probation for role in jail Spice ring

Bridget M. Frantz
Bridget M. Frantz
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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:08 pm
A Fort Wayne woman received probation for her role in a Spice operation involving phone calls to Allen County Jail inmates from September 2015 well into 2016. Bridget M. Frantz, 39, of the 1300 block of Third Street, received a 2 1/2-year suspended prison term for money laundering, a Level 6 felony, Friday in Allen Superior Court. Of that time, Frantz will have to serve one year on probation.

Frantz pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to participating in the drug operation that involved up to eight people and coded phone calls to the Allen County Jail between Sept. 9, 2015 and July 6. Conversations between Frantz and a jail inmate substituted "French toast" in place of "Spice." The drug ring was discovered after someone slipped up during a coded call to the Allen County Jail, using the word "Spice" instead of "French toast." 

All calls to and from jail inmates are recorded. 

Frantz also told police she kept the ledger that documented who had paid and who still owed for their drugs, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

A corrupt business influence charge was dismissed at sentencing. She has one day of jail credit, and there is no restitution ordered in the case.

Frantz simply said, "I'm disappointed in myself," before receiving her sentence.

Daniel W. Pallick, also of the 1300 block of Third Street, was sentenced last December to one year on home detention for a corrupt business influence charge for his role in the drug ring.


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