Sentencing for mother of Cathedral Catholic High School student who supplied drugs to minors

Posted at 7:34 AM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 20:40:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The mother of a San Diego high school student who pleaded guilty to selling prescription drugs to minors and providing teens with marijuana to sell was sentenced Friday.

Kimberly Dawn Quach, pleaded guilty in May to five felony charges, including furnishing Xanax to a minor. The 49-year-old mother of a Cathedral Catholic High School student received the maximum punishment of 11 years, eight months in prison.

Quach’s live-in companion, William Sipperley III, 50, also pleaded guilty to using a minor to transport marijuana and furnishing to a minor over 14-years-old.

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Sipperley faces between six and 10 years in prison.

Quach was arrested in 2017 after police said she sold or offered suboxone, an opiate, and Xanax to minors starting in January of 2017.

Police also say that Quach gave at least 10 teenagers marijuana to sell, package or transport. Cathedral Catholic students regularly smoked marijuana Sipperley grew at the couples' Carmel Valley home.

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One detective said Quach had as many as 70 teenage clients at the Catholic school and at other schools.

During a search of her home, investigators found large containers of marijuana, plant food, grow lights and drug paraphernalia.