Mother gets 10 years prison time for $31 sell of Cannabis in Oklahoma

(CBS) – A $31 marijuana sale has landed 25-year-old Oklahoma mother of four Patricia Spottedcrow and a grandmother 10 years in prison.

Police say Spottedcrow and her 50-year-old mother Delita Starr sold $11 worth of pot to an undercover cop at her home in 2009 on New Year’s Eve, according to The Oklahoman. Two weeks later, the cop came back and bought $20 worth of marijuana.

Both women were arrested and charged with drug distribution. And since Spottedcrow’s children were present in the home during the drug deal, the pair was also charged with possession of a dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, according to the paper.

The Oklahoman reports that prosecutors tried to cut a deal, but both women decided to plead guilty and take their chances with the judge, since they had no prior convictions.

But the judge threw the book at them and sentenced them to 10 years in prison.

Spottedcrow was also charged another two years for possession after police found marijuana in her jacket pocket when she was picked up to go to prison.

Spottedcrow began her sentence on Dec. 29, 2010.

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Mother gets 10 years prison time for first time offense of $31 sell of Cannabis in Oklahoma.

 

Greetings,

February, 2011. Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, an Oklahoma mother of four, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana. While what Ms. Spottedcrow did was illegal, the harsh punishment hardly reflects the severity of the offense, especially for a first time offender convicted of a nonviolent crime.

This sentence tears apart a family, leaving a husband without his wife and four children without their mother. It also wastes valuable taxpayer resources incarcerating someone who does not belong behind bars.

We are calling for Governor Mary Fallin to restore sanity and justice to the situation and put an immediate end to this egregious abuse of power. We are asking Governor Fallin to commute Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow’s sentence to a more reasonable and humane punishment such as probation, which is typical in cases such as these.

 

PETITION LETTER

Request probation for mother and first time offender who is serving 10 years for first time offense

Greetings,

February, 2011. Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, an Oklahoma mother of four, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana. While what Ms. Spottedcrow did was illegal, the harsh punishment hardly reflects the severity of the offense, especially for a first time offender convicted of a nonviolent crime.

This sentence tears apart a family, leaving a husband without his wife and four children without their mother. It also wastes valuable taxpayer resources incarcerating someone who does not belong belong behind bars.

We are calling for Governor Mary Fallin to restore sanity and justice to the situation and put an immediate end to this egregious abuse of power. We are asking Governor Fallin to commute Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow’s sentence to a more reasonable and humane punishment such as probation, which is typical in cases such as these.

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