Levi Johnston's Mom Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Celebrity News Aug. 20, 2009 AT 12:38PM
Sherry Johnston Credit: Splash News Online

Levi Johnston's mom pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver the prescription painkiller OxyContin on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Sherry Johnston -- whose 19-year-old son is the father of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's first grandchild -- is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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Although she could receive 20 years in jail, her attorney and prosecutors arranged a plea deal in which she will likely serve five years in prison with two years suspended. Levi Johnston -- who was engaged to Bristol Palin, 18, before she called off the wedding -- did not attend his mother's hearing. His younger sister, Mercede, attended. In mid-December, Sherry was charged with six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance. (A short time later, Bristol gave birth to her and Levi's son, Tripp.)

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According to police reports, she received OxyContin pills in the mail, then sold 10 pills to a police informant on three occasions in October and November of last year. The meet-ups were arranged by cell phone text messages and conducted in Wasilla parking lots.

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