Woman sentenced to maximum term of five years in prison

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Misty Robledo was sentenced to five years in prison for her probation violation. 

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – After spending nearly six years on probation, Misty Renee Robledo, 41, was sentenced Tuesday by Graham County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Peterson to five years in prison for violating her probation.

In 2012, Robledo was apprehended and charged with a litany of drug offenses, including multiple charges of possession of a narcotic drug for sale. She 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.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Misty Robledo

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  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, and on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Judge Peterson gave her the maximum allowable term for each count, resulting in her new five-year sentence.