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Published: Monday, April 1 2013 3:05 p.m. MDT

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Syracuse, UT

So it did not say, but I wonder if she was put on PAID administration leave or unpaid leave.

Salt Lake City, UT

It should be paid administrative leave until charges are filed or the investigation is completed. You don't fire someone (which unpaid leave basically is) until they are proven to have done something wrong.

Syracuse, UT

Free paid vacation time while a very slow justice system tries to figure things out. Why arrest her unless the investigation pointed to her and they have something on her. Something is wrong with the system.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Shame is when you know you did wrong. Gilt is when every one knows. Drugs destroys the pleasure part of the brain, It must destroy the conshunts to.

Harley Rider
Small Town, CT

She will cop a plea that " I have a drug problem" prosecutor will recommend re-hab - she'll take a long paid recovery sabbatical and return with a renewed spirit to help others.

That is if she is part of the - Good Ole Boy Network - for if an individual is in the pocket of this group our laws do not apply to them. The Federal Courts are about as corrupt as it gets as far as applying the law the same way to everyone charged with a crime

Joan Watson

One would hope that a person this educated, holding positions of public responsibillity and trust would not be guilty of any personal involvement with the distribution of drugs. One would hope and expect that moral and ethical standards are strictly adhered. Its a terrible public dissapointment and loss if and when such is not the case.

Jordan, MN

Hopefully you are kidding about paying her. She has been arrested by law enforcement officials who must have enough evidence to support the allegations that she 'did something wrong'. How about she is placed on unpaid administrative leave. If she is later exhonerated, she is reinstated. If convicted - she is fired.

She really isn't performing the job she was hired to do so why pay her until she is back at work? I wouldn't think of paying someone if they weren't doing what I paid them to do.

Holding her job until the final resolution is probably fine. But no way should she be paid until she is back at work.

Kearns, UT

I see disbarment in her future.

Eagle Mountain, UT


Continuing to pay her has several advantages
1) It would speed up the legal proceedings. The State does not want to pay an unproductive employee.

2) Say she is innocent, in the mean time she still has bills, mortgage and has to survive. To rob of her livlihood if she had done nothing wrong would be a bigger crime.

3) If someone could so easily be not paid, it would allow the government to be more accusatory without facts.

Obviously someone somewhere thinks there is some merit to the charges, otherwise they would not have been filed, but she is entitled to her day in Court and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

South Jordan, Utah

The arrest demsonstrates that corruption in Utah is not limited to our State Government, but also local government as well.


Is there proof that she ordered what was contained in the package ??? Or did someone she
trusted asked if she would recieve a package for them as they would not be available for
the delivery in which case she would not know what the contents were. It would be easy
for someone to set her up. The war on drugs is more of a crime then are those using the
drugs.People should be charged for committing crimes, rather then making any thing the
government says is outlawed a crime. If the substance is that bad, the manufacturer should
be arrested. The price the companys charge for those pills is a crime in its self. Boycott
them if possible.

bountiful, UT

if it is true, this is a sad day

Iowa City, IA

It's Ok, one less democrat ruling from the bench.

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