Judge Rethinks Sentencing Of Drug Dealer's Sister

June 11, 1991|By Staff report

A judge yesterday reconsidered his sentence and granted probation before judgment to Jessica L. Hibler for her limited involvement in herbrother's drug ring, which has been called the largest in county history.

Having pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, Hibler, ofthe 1500 block of Eton Way, received a one-year suspended sentence and was placed on five years' probation last July. Police had said shewas counting $27,000 in cash

in the basement of the Hibler family's Crofton home when they raided the house in November 1989, but further investigation showed her involvement in brother James Todd Hibler's drug operation to be minimal.

Under terms of yesterday's decision by county Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme, the 21-year-old Hibler will have no record of a criminal conviction if she completes the five years of probation.

ToddHibler is serving a 15-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole for operating the marijuana ring. Initial criminal charges against his parents, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell J. Hibler and Suzanne Hibler, both psychologists at the National Security Agency, were allowed to expire, and a county grand jury decided not to indict the couple last summer.

Air Force officials decided not to court martial Lt. Col. Hibler, instead allowing him to retire with full pension benefits after it achieved the goal of guaranteeing his removal from active duty.

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