Cheryl Smith, 49, pled guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and was sentenced to 6 months’ in the Livingston County Jail and 5 years’ probation.
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“I would like to say how sorry I am for what I’ve done,” said Smith. “I did a very foolish thing out of desperation. Everyone who says ‘it can’t happen to me’ needs to know that it can.”
Judge Dennis Cohen acknowledged that Smith shows great remorse for her actions and said that this was one reason that she was not going to prison.
“Hearing what you’ve just said, I certainly get a feeling that we won’t be seeing you again,” said Judge Cohen. “I understand that you did it to cover your rent and bills, and you are lucky to have avoided prison, but you will go to jail for this.”
Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill said that the sale was to a member of the Livingston County Drug Task Force.
Smith will have to pay $120 restitution to the Drug Task Force for the price of the pills.
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