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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ban the Bingo Halls!

The root cause of the crime problem.
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- A 62-year-old grandmother who prosecutors said ran drugs to support her bingo habit has been sentenced to three years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

Acting on a tip, state police stopped Leticia Villareal Garcia near Bisbee in southeast Arizona in February 2005 and found 214 pounds of marijuana stuffed into the trunk of her car.
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"The underlying issue is that she's got a bingo problem, which explains why an otherwise nice person might get sucked into something like this," prosecutor Doyle Johnstun told the jury.

Garcia faced as much as 12 1/2 years in prison, but Johnstun asked for just four years, agreeing with her lawyer that her age and lack of a record called for the lesser sentence
Methinks a 22 year old brother doesn't get this consideration, but good for grandma.

Full article here.

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