-- An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. District Judge Marco Hernandez said Blair's actions were part of a scheme devised by Powell and others to get drugs inside the prison."It was a very Svengali-type situation where he had total control over her life," Ransom said."She had to do whatever he said." Powell's close friend, Brandy Pokovich, attended the hearing and said she became pen pals with him after he wrote to her husband -- a former inmate -- and she replied to him instead.According to the poll, about two-thirds of respondents said it was harder to talk about money than sex. Music and visual packaging is beautiful in real life.Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell's stomach a short time later and he died of methamphetamine toxicity, prosecutors have said. There was a dispute as to whether Blair participated of her own free will, but Powell shared responsibility for his own death, Hernandez said."It was tragic and sad but he shares responsibility for what happened," the judge said.
Outside court, Pokovich said she helped Powell find girlfriends by using her social media accounts and introduced him to Blair.The 41-year-old was serving a life sentence for aggravated murder in the stabbing death of his mother-in-law, according to court records.Besides two years in federal prison, the judge also ordered Blair, 46, to complete three years of post-release supervision and participate in drug treatment and mental health programs. Her sister, who attended the hearing, declined to comment.After all, it didn’t work that way in Western movies.Granted, no kid wanted to see Gene Autry or Roy Rogers kiss a girl – not even Dale Evans.