Woman accused of serving alcohol to minors now faces drug charge

A former Kansas City-area woman accused of providing alcohol to a minor later involved in a fatal traffic crash now faces a felony drug charge in a separate case.

Sandra S. Triebel was arrested earlier this month in Chillicothe, Mo., after a police officer found a mirror, straw and pipe in her possession that had methamphetamine residue on them, according to documents filed in Livingston County Circuit Court.

Triebel, 47, who now lives in Chillicothe, told police that she had used the mirror and straw to snort the drug Aug. 3 in Kansas City, according to court records.

That day, a Jackson County judge dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Triebel that stemmed from the alcohol-related traffic crash.

Prosecutors had charged her in the death of a 16-year-old girl killed in the crash involving a 19-year-old man who had attended a 2009 Halloween party in Kansas City where Triebel allegedly provided alcohol.

Although the judge dismissed the felony manslaughter charge, Triebel remains charged in Jackson County with misdemeanor counts of supplying alcohol to a minor and allowing the consumption of alcohol by a minor on her property.

The felony methamphetamine charge stemmed from an Aug. 8 search after a Chillicothe police officer pulled Triebel over for running a stop sign, according to the court documents.

Her next court appearance in that case is scheduled for Thursday. Her Jackson County trial is set for Sept. 24.