Roses to Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Ashley Pike. He recently sentenced a Salem woman accused of cooking methamphetamines in a home with small children and elderly people living there to six years in prison. That will give the 25 year old time to mend her ways. It also removes another player in the active drug circle that has a choke hold on our entire area. She faced a mandatory term of at least four years but got more. She showed some repentance but forgiveness has its limits. Especially so when you are manufacturing drugs with two children, 3 and under, nearby. That's pathetic. Nice role model. Not to mention the dangers for all around involved in cooking meth. Drug abusers are great persuaders with sheer BS when trying to cover their tracks, needle and otherwise. They can talk you into believing the sky is green and grass is blue. Judges hear it all the time. Actual prison sentencing needs to be used more to combat the drug freaks and not slaps on their hands. Get as many of them out of our community as possible. Best way to do it is stiff sentencing.