It’s not every day that a 90-year old man gets sent to prison but that was the case on Wednesday, when 90 year old Leo Earl Sharp was sentenced to 36 months in prison for transporting cocaine for a Mexican Drug Cartel.
For those who don’t know the story, Michigan state police pulled Sharp over for a traffic violation on I-94 two years ago. It was during this traffic violation stop that the police discovered Sharp was transporting cocaine for a Mexican drug cartel. It was later reported that he transported more than a ton of cocaine from the south into Michigan, and was paid over a million dollars.
Now, during the trial, Sharp’s attorney argued for house confinement as punishment because he stated that Sharp suffers from dementia and that he had no criminal history and was forced by the Mexican cartel to transport the cocaine or his family would be killed. However, Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds didn’t agree, which is why she sentenced him to 36 months in prison.
Sharp reportedly think’s this punishment is a death sentence, and has threatened to kill himself while stating the the judge and reporters that he has no plans on going to prison. See video below (via WXYZ):