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Trial date set for alleged trafficker

Monday, September 14, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for a Florida woman accused of attempting to pass contraband to a Putnamville Correctional Facility during a visit.

Judy A. Gary, 51, of Tarpon Springs is set to face a jury in Putnam County Circuit Court on Nov. 25. She is charged with Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

She has pled not guilty to both counts.

If convicted on both counts, Gary could face up to nine years in prison.

Gary was apprehended at the Putnamville Correctional Facility on June 16. Court documents said prison personnel found "what appeared to be a plastic bag containing marijuana" on Gary when she was patted down and searched upon her arrival at the prison.

Field tests proved the substance in the plastic bag was marijuana. Gary was arrested and booked in to the Putnam County Jail.

At a pretrial conference on June 18, Gary's bond was set at $15,000 with 10 percent allowed and $15,000 surety. On June 19 Gary posted her bond and was released from jail.

She has retained Greencastle attorney Darrell Felling.

Gary's final pretrial conference is set for Nov. 5, which is also the date by which any motions concerning the jury trial must be filed.

Judge Matthew Headley gave Gary permission to skip her pretrial conference unless she intends to enter a change of plea.

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