WWII vet was drug mule for Mexican drug cartel

page: 1
2

log in

join

posted on May, 8 2014 @ 08:00 AM
link   

A 90-year-old Indiana man who admitted serving as a illicit drug courier for a Mexican drug cartel was sentenced yesterday to three years in federal prison.

Leo Sharp, a decorated World War II combat veteran who turned 90 yesterday, also was sentenced to three years supervised release by Judge Nancy Edmunds in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Sharp was pulled over by police in October 2011 for erratic driving on an interstate in Michigan with what turned out to be 104 bricks of illicit drug in his truck.

Prosecutors said Sharp hauled 2,750 pounds of drug into Michigan from the southwestern U.S. on a half-dozen trips from February 2010 until his arrest, earning more than $1 million.


Source

Ok even the best generation ever had some rotten apples


He said the 3 year old sentence is a death sentence, in my country i heard old people are used to transport the stolen cars and goods, no one over 75 can go to jail there, it seems this is not the case in USA, old guy must be saying whops...

Nothing else to say here, just something i felt it was worthy of sharing.
edit on 8-5-2014 by Indigent because: change the name of the drug out of fear of the wrath of T&C




posted on May, 8 2014 @ 08:10 AM
link   

originally posted by: Indigent
in my country i heard old people are used to transport the stolen cars and goods, no one over 75 can go to jail there...



Wait, What?
Really? What country is this? I have a dirty old grandpa that would love to go around sexually harassing young women, let me know where to send him to make his last days more enjoyable.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 08:12 AM
link   
a reply to: Indigent

he isn't going to jail. its "supervised release". He'll have a Lindsay Lohan Ankle Bracelet on, and report to a parole office.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 08:13 AM
link   
a reply to: PsychoEmperor

Venezuela, if you get to 75 there you are special anyways, also not going to jail means house arrest as bigfatfurrytexan said
edit on 8-5-2014 by Indigent because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 09:35 AM
link   
I saw this story, and to be honest, the first thing I thought was, maybe he did it, because he needed the money. I'm sorry, but I'm glad he isn't going to jail. He is 90 for pete's sake.

And we all know how wonderfully our elderly are treated here in the good ole USA.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 12:40 PM
link   
a reply to: Indigent

Sadly he should remain in jail until death...



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 12:50 PM
link   
a reply to: Indigent

drug dealing does pay if you are smart. 3 years in jail but got paid over a million dollars?

where do I sign up?






top topics



 
2

log in

join