For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: January 28, 2003

Maureen Cassidy Sentenced on Felony Charges

(Boise) -Maureen Cassidy was sentenced yesterday to one to three years in prison for possessing methamphetamine, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Third District Judge J. William Hart sentenced Cassidy for possessing methamphetamine, possessing marijuana and obstructing an officer.

Cassidy's prison sentence for the possession of methamphetamine was suspended and she was placed on probation for four years. In addition, Judge Hart ordered Cassidy to serve 30 days in the county jail on the charge, fined her $1,000 and ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service. Hart suspended 28 days of the jail sentence and $500 of the fine.

Cassidy was sentenced to forty-five days in the county jail for the possession of marijuana charge, with 43 days suspended and ordered to pay a $200 fine. She was sentenced to thirty days in the county jail on the obstructing an officer charge with 28 days suspended and ordered to pay a $200 fine. Cassidy will serve the jail sentences concurrently.

Cassidy, 50, pleaded guilty on October 28, 2002, to 1 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and 1 count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Police officers searched her 1992 Dodge Stealth and found both methamphetamine and marijuana.

The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case at the request of Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney Dave Young. Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Stringfield handled the case.

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