Former City Councilwoman Sentenced For Pot Sale


Photo: Siskiyou Daily News
Katrina Howard was caught with more than 30 pounds of marijuana after allegedly selling pot to an undercover narc who was posing as a high school student

‚ÄčThe Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office said a former Mount Shasta, California city councilwoman will serve 210 days in jail for selling marijuana to an undercover sheriff’s deputy who was posing as a high school student.

Katrina Howard, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of marijuana for sale, with the special allegation of being armed with a firearm, reports David Smith at the Siskiyou Daily News.
She got a suspended 68-month prison sentence last week.
Howard was one of more than 30 people arrested as part of an investigation into drug sales at area high schools in 2008.
Police claimed they found 34 pounds of processed marijuana in Howard’s house. They estimated the value of the cannabis at “more than $60,000.”

She will face 1,000 hours of community service and five years of probation. If Howard violates the probation, she will be subject to the suspended jail time and possibly the prison time, according to Deputy District Attorney Martha Aker.
Howard’s co-defendant, Jules Unger, who was 20 at the time of the arrests, receieved a suspended prison sentence of four years, eight months, Aker noted.
According to Aker, Unger will serve 180 days in county jail and is subject to the same probation length and terms as Howard, with the additional stipulation that his driver’s license be suspended for a year due to his age at the time of the crimes.