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Wynonna Judd's Daughter Grace Pauline Kelley Sentenced To Eight Years For Drug Charges

Grace Pauline Kelley will do time after violating her probation and leaving a drug recovery program.

By Jill Sederstrom

The daughter of country singer Wynonna Judd has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a series of drug-related charges.

Grace Pauline Kelley, who is Judd's daughter with her first husband Arch Kelley, will do time at West Tennessee State Penitentiary after violating her probation and leaving a drug recovery program last year, according to the Tennessean. 

Kelley, 22, pleaded guilty to meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent in May 2017 in Williamson County Court. She also pleaded guilty to possession of meth in Maury County, according to Radar Online.

She was sentenced to nearly a year in jail in connection with the crimes, but that sentence was suspended and Kelley had been out on probation.

Kelley had been required to complete an inpatient rehab facility as part of her probation agreement, but in November 2017, Kelley was reportedly terminated from a drug recovery court program. A few months later, in February, a judge ruled she had violated her probation.

Kelley could be eligible for parole in 2019, but would be in prison until 2025 if she serves her full sentence.

Her trouble with the law began back in December 2015 when she was arrested at a Nashville Walgreens on charges of meth manufacture promotion. She had been in a car with a male identified as Richard Wilcutt when officers noticed an improperly installed license plate. Police later found pseudoephedrine and a receipt for a fuel source leading to the charges on meth manufacture promotion.

Kelley is also the niece of actress Ashley Judd.

[Photo: Morgan County Sheriff's Office]

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