Woman who violated probation gets leniency

April 17, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A former Westminster woman who violated probation stemming from 1993 drug convictions got a break in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.

Diane Linn Wisner, 36, of Woodlawn in Baltimore County, was allowed to remain on probation even though she admitted to Judge Francis M. Arnold that she had violated her probation by using cocaine in November.

Ms. Wisner was serving three years' probation after being convicted of possession of and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance in July 1993. She received a suspended 10-year prison sentence without parole.

Ms. Wisner was allowed to remain on probation as long as she continued therapy for her addiction and submitted to random drug testing. The judge noted that she has two strikes against her and that a third would mean a prison term.

Pub Date: 4/17/96

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