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DAY CARE-DRUGS sentencing

Jan 08, 2013 -- 9:31am

 

A Cape woman who admitted selling prescription pain pills from her day care center has been ordered to spend four months in jail. 37-year-old Keisha McReynolds will be released on probation after 120 days of shock time she received at her sentencing Monday.   McReynolds pleaded guilty in December to selling the hydrocodone to a confidential drug task force informant at her day care center, Beautiful Beginnings Childcare of Cape Girardeau.  Defense lawyer Malcolm Montgomery acknowledged that McReynolds should not have sold the 16 pills, but he noted they had been prescribed for her rather than obtained illegally.   Missouri authorities closed the day care center after the allegations surfaced last fall.

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