After nearly six years on probation, woman faces five years in prison due to inability to stop using drugs

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Misty Robledo is facing a sentence of up to five years in prison on a probation revocation after spending nearly six years on probation. 

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

SAFFORD – In 2012, Misty Renee Robledo was apprehended and charged with a litany of drug offenses, including multiple charges of possession of a narcotic drug for sale. After spending nearly six years on probation, she now faces a possible sentence of five years in prison due to her inability to stop ingesting illegal and other substances that are against her probation.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Misty Robledo

Back on Oct. 30, 2012, Robledo entered into a plea agreement that dismissed nine of 12 charges against her in exchange for pleading guilty to attempted possession of a narcotic drug for sale, use of electronic communication during a drug transaction and transportation of a narcotic drug for sale, according to online court records.

Over the years, Robledo has faced four petitions to revoke her probation, the last one filed June 20 after she tested positive for methamphetamine June 8, gave a diluted sample May 25 and tested positive for alcohol – which is against a condition of her probation – May 14.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Robledo appeared in front of Graham County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Peterson and plead guilty to attempted possession of a narcotic drug for sale and attempted sale of a narcotic drug. She also admitted to the allegations regarding her positive urine analysis tests.

In doing so, she capped the maximum amount of prison time for each count at 2.5 years in prison. Each count is to be served consecutive, however, which means Judge Peterson could sentence her to five years in prison.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. 

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