90-Year- Old -Drug Smuggler Goes To Prison… What Was He Thinking?


Leo Sharp walks toward US District Court before his scheduled sentencing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Detroit.
Leo Sharp walks toward US District Court before his scheduled sentencing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Ed White)
Leo Sharp turned 90 yesterday … while sitting in federal court in Detroit, where he was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in a drug smuggling operation. The Indiana man, a World War II veteran, was convicted of hauling cocaine between Mexico and Detroit for a Mexican drug cartel; he was arrested in 2011 near Ann Arbor, where he was found with almost $3 million worth of cocaine in his pickup during a traffic stop, the Detroit Free Press reports. In court yesterday, Sharp said he’s “heartbroken” about his crime, and threatened suicide: “I won’t live in prison, I’m just going to end my life if I end up there.”
 
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