A Layton woman facing a district court judge on a drug conviction for the second time in four years Tuesday was ordered to undergo a 90-day evaluation at the state prison.
Judge Douglas L Cornaby ordered the evaluation for Becky E. Trujillo, 31, because "she hasn't learned a damn thing" in the four years since her last conviction, Cornaby said.He told Trujillo, who originally faced four life-in-prison sentences on the latest drug charges, that if she didn't agree to the evaluation, he'd sentence her to the maximum 15 years in prison on each count.
Trujillo was charged with four counts of selling cocaine to Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force undercover agents from her Kaysville home last summer. Three counts, normally second-degree felonies, were bumped up to first-degree felonies because the transactions occurred within 1,000 feet of a school. Because of Trujillo's prior drug conviction, the fourth count was also bumped up to a first-degree felony.
In a negotiation with prosecutors, Trujillo pleaded guilty March 12 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, cocaine. Both were reduced to second-degree felonies by removal of the school enhancement.
Following her 90-day evaluation, Trujillo will return to district court on July 9 for sentencing.