Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stiffer Prison Term Sought For Woman.

Byline: Brendan Smith Journal Staff Writer

* Ex-substitute teacher was convicted after being found with drugs near school

A prosecutor is seeking to stiffen the prison sentence for former Espanola Middle School substitute teacher Yvette Martinez on drug-related convictions, even though she was acquitted of heroin trafficking in a school zone.

Deputy District Attorney Anne Keener has filed a motion asking state District Judge Stephen Pfeffer to approve aggravating circumstances that could increase Martinez's upcoming sentence from a maximum of five to almost seven years in prison.

The aggravating circumstances include that Martinez's offenses occurred within 1,000 feet of the middle school and her conduct put schoolchildren at risk, the motion states. …

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