Brownville woman convicted of providing alcohol, marijuana at children’s party …

June 5th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

BROWNVILLE, Maine — A local woman serving a year in prison after supplying children as young as 11 with alcohol and marijuana and providing one girl with a prescription drug has been sent home to finish her sentence because of the expense associated with her medical care, an official said.

Tanya Donnelly, 38, was convicted by a jury in March 2012 on several charges that stemmed from a birthday party she held for her daughter and the girl’s friends in 2011 at which she supplied marijuana and alcohol.

She was convicted of aggravated unlawful furnishing of a schedule Z drug, aggravated furnishing of marijuana, unlawful furnishing of a schedule Z drug, unlawful furnishing of marijuana, furnishing liquor to a minor, allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor, and endangering the welfare of a child. Donnelly was sentenced to a year in prison on June 1, 2012.

Donnelly had served roughly one month of her one-year sentence, but was r eleased on bail pending the outcome of her appeal, according to her attorney, Joseph Baldacci of Bangor. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld the conviction on April 18, and Donnelly reported to Piscataquis County Jail on April 23.

Less than a month after her appeal was denied, Donnelly was sent home.

“Under Maine statute, she met the requirements for the supervised community confinement program,” Maine Department of Corrections spokesman Scott Fish said on Monday.

Fish would not comment on when Donnelly was released from Maine State Prison or

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