Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Agreement Drops Smoking Charges.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

County Clerk Target Of Sheriff's Citations

The Sandoval County Sheriff's Department is ready to drop two misdemeanor charges of smoking in a public building against Sandoval County Clerk Sally Padilla.

But if she lights up again in violation of a county ordinance, the charges can be reinstated, according to Deputy District Attorney Bob Schwartz.

"The charges are being dismissed, with leave to bring them back if there's a reason," Schwartz said Monday.

Padilla was scheduled to appear in Bernalillo Magistrate Court on Monday on a citation for smoking in a public building April 26.

Sandoval County Sheriff Ray Rivera issued Padilla that citation for smoking in the courthouse and another one on Aug. …

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