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Bullhead City woman spared prison time for drug possession

May 19, 2019

KINGMAN — A judge told a Bullhead City woman who pleaded guilty to a drug offense that she is lucky not to be going to state prison for her crime.

Brittany Mann, 23, was placed on probation during a Thursday sentencing hearing in Kingman.

“You got a sweet, sweet plea agreement,” Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert told Mann. “Most defendants in your position, with the amount of methamphetamine involved, would get five years in prison.”

Mann was arrested on Sept. 29 after police responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. A concerned neighbor called police after seeing a window broken out and a person inside a home in the 1400 block of Verde Drive.

Prosecutor Reed Weisberg said Mann was largely incoherent when contacted by police. He said officers confiscated 10.5 grams of methamphetamine contained within a suspicious item they spotted on the floor inside the home.

A possession of dangerous drugs charge was dismissed in exchange for Mann’s guilty plea to possession of dangerous drugs for sale.

Lambert ordered Mann to serve 250 days jail, giving her credit for 228 days already spent in custody. She’ll be on probation after serving the balance of her jail time. She also was ordered to perform 360 hours of community work service.

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