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Plea deal reached in Pennington case


A trial scheduled to begin next week for a 19-year-old woman who faced six felony charges has been avoided after a plea deal was announced in court Wednesday.

The charges against Mylissa Pennington were reduced to four class one misdemeanors – two counts of attempted possession of illegal mushrooms, attempted possession of more than 1 pound of marijuana and obstructing a peace officer – in exchange for no contest pleas.

Each count carries a maximum possible penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

According to the plea agreement, Pennington also agrees to “testify truthfully in...

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