No Prison Time for Trio Caught with 54 lbs of Pot Across from San Angelo Elementary School
SAN ANGELO, TX – The final defendant in the Anglin Family saga stood before Judge Woodward’s court today for a pre-trial diversion hearing.
Shelda Anglin, in conjunction with her son and husband, had been charged back in May of 2018 with possession of marijuana of nearly 54 pounds. A search of their home, located across the street from Lamar Elementary, resulted in police finding marijuana, a digital scale, a marijuana grinder, numerous plastic bags, and over $7,500 in cash.
The Anglins were charged with possession of marijuana in a quantity greater than 50 pounds but less than 2,000, a Second-Degree Felony. This is a crime that can carry prison time of 2-20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
When a person enters into a pre-trial diversion, the prosecution and defense agree to divert the trial for an established time frame and place the defendant on pre-trial probation. Once the time-frame has passed and the defendant complies with all the conditions, the D.A.’s office will dismiss all of the charges in the case and the defendant will be free to go without having to plead guilty to any crime relating to that matter.
Anglin was ordered to comply with her probation and pay a monthly fee of $68. This will cover the monthly supervision fee that is $60, plus court costs and restitution.
Conditions of pre-trial diversion probation can include narcotics anonymous meetings twice a week, having a full time job, random drug testing, probation fees, not leaving Tom Green County without prior written permission and any other conditions ordered by the court.
Anglin’s husband and son, ZZYZX B. Anglin, Sr and ZZYZX Benjamin Anglin, Jr. both pled guilty and received deferred adjudication. They are all expected to complete probation for several years and pay fines and restitution.
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