Grandmother gets jail time after pleading guilty in plot to plant drugs

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Sanjuanita Carabajal By Jennifer Thomas Sanjuanita Carabajal By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A Texas woman who pleaded guilty in a plot to plant drugs in her son-in-law's truck in Arizona was sentenced on Friday.

Per a plea agreement, Judge Bruce Cohen sentenced Sanjuanita Carabajal, 59, to 12 months in jail and five years of supervised probation.

Carabajal was accused of getting her 9-year-old granddaughter to plant the drugs. In March, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempting to involve a child in a drug offense.
Investigators said Carabajal hatched the plot in hopes that police would discover the drugs so that she could get custody of the girl.
Gilbert police said Carabajal gave the child packets containing 4 grams of cocaine and told her to show one of her teachers a bag of cocaine and to leave the remaining drugs inside her father's truck.

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