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The Independent has dealt with a number of criminal cases and provides information on three of them.

SNOWFLAKE – Serial drug dealer Shanna Aldrich, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Navajo County Supreme Court on May 6. She admitted having the dangerous drug fentanyl for sale on two counts, Class 2 criminal. Aldrich was charged on a file in July 2020 but issued a $ 10,000 bond and was released. Then, in November 2020, she did it again and was arrested again and held in prison on the new $ 50,000 bond charge.

The case is noteworthy because, according to a press release from the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Snowflake Taylor police were called to the home of Mike Logan McCray, 44, on the 1000 block of Eagar Avenue in Snowflake on November 11, 2020. STPD found him deceased; The cause of death was believed to be an overdose of the drug, particularly hydrocodone, which was suspected to be counterfeit and in fact contained fentanyl. Fentanyl is a narcotic drug that is dozens of times more potent than morphine. According to the informed consent, Aldrich pleaded guilty to putting fentanyl on sale on November 11, 2020 – the same day McCray’s obituary stated he had died.

Shortly after McCray’s death, investigators secured a search warrant and searched Aldrich’s home on the 500 block on Main Street. They arrested Aldrich and a 71-year-old Frank Aldrich whose relationship with Shanna is unknown. They were both charged with drug-related crimes.

A press release from Navajo County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Tori Gorman said at the time that while searching the Aldrich’s home, detectives found counterfeit hydrocodone pills believed to be fentanyl, as well as US 2,730 Dollars in cash believed to have resulted from drug sales and other unspecified evidence of alleged drug sales.

“It should be noted that both Shanna and Frank Aldrich are currently on loan for drug and gun crime bonds in July 2020,” Gorman said in the press release.

In Shanna Aldrich’s combined plea agreement, she pleaded guilty to the same crime committed on or about July 2, 2020, and admitted that she had previously been convicted in the county, particularly for trafficking in stolen property that took place in the Committed on October 2013 and November drug charges, she received a ten-year sentence on both. The sentences will expire simultaneously, which means that if she is serving time on one of the charges, she is also serving time on the other. She has received 180 days credit for the time she has already served in the county jail and can earn a 15% reduction in the sentence that, if everything is okay, she can serve outside the jail, which is a community custodian referred to as. She won’t be on parole when she’s finally released. Shanna was represented on Show Low by Attorney Dirk O. LeGate of Legate, Penrod and Associates, PLLC.

Frank’s attorney said it would take time to consider an appeal offer, according to court records dated Feb. 18. Frank Aldrich is considered innocent by law and is due to hold his “last” case management conference today at 10:30 am, according to court records

Jason Anthony Compton, 36, has been tried in the Apache County Supreme Court on nine serious assault-related offenses, including the attempted murder of his girlfriend, who suffered a collapsed lung in the attack in June 2020. In April Compton pleaded guilty to attempted murder, a class 2 crime, and aggravated assault, a class 3 crime, because the woman’s lungs collapsed. Compton will sit five years in prison, seven years probation, and the other seven charges will be dismissed if the court approves the plea.

Compton was due to be convicted last week, but the matter was rolled back to today. He is represented by R. John Lee, Attorney at St. John’s.

Hanna Montez Dike is a graduate of Show Low High School and a former contributor to the White Mountain Independent and Show Low TV. She is accused of killing 31-year-old bartender Bobby Kramer, a married father of a young boy, in the head. on DUI-suspected crash in the valley in February. She was charged by the District Attorney, who filed a direct complaint with the Maricopa District Supreme Court for manslaughter, a class 2 crime.

It appears that the prosecutor later brought the matter to a grand jury, which on April 20 returned an amended second-degree murder charge of a Class 1 crime alleging that Dike caused the death of another person while he was playing acted with the utmost indifference. Her blood alcohol level has been reported to be approximately three times the legal limit of 0.08 for suspected impairment for driving purposes.

Previous court records showed Montez was being held on a $ 100,000 bond, and she appears to have made it public. The increased fee is 10 to 25 years. Dike is under legal pressure to be innocent and her representation has been entrusted to that district’s law firm by the court.

Dike’s next trial is June 16.

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