A Florida woman who was arrested on drug charges and later pleaded guilty to theft charges has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution.
The arrest of 24-year-old Shiloh K. McLean on Dec. 2 prompted a nationwide search for her, with police raiding homes in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.
K.M. Mclean’s attorney said she had been diagnosed with cancer and suffered from severe depression, but had never used drugs.
In court, McLean pleaded guilty in a Tampa courtroom to aggravated battery, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
Prosecutors said the charges stemmed from an incident in March 2015 when she took off her clothes and threw them out of a car window, hitting her head and injuring her ribs.
McLahere had been on probation for assaulting her ex-boyfriend, police said.
The woman was also charged with theft in a Miami condo.
Her probation was revoked in May and she was placed on a three-year suspended sentence.
Prosecutors had sought probation for up to a year for the misdemeanor.
McBride had a history of violence, according to court records.
McGlennie said she suffered from mental health issues and had been homeless before the incident.
“She was struggling,” McGlenna said in court.
“I feel like this has caused her mental health to deteriorate.”
The arrest came after a Florida State University-led study of the state’s drug laws found that some states were more lax than others when it came to enforcing marijuana possession laws.
The study found that in 2015, the vast majority of marijuana possession arrests were for marijuana possession related offenses.
But the study found in most states, possession for non-medical purposes was decriminalized.
Prosecutors argued that in Florida, the state with the highest rate of marijuana arrests, the number of marijuana cases is so small that there are few arrests for drug crimes, a factor prosecutors used to justify the jailing of the woman.
The trial is set to resume on Feb. 28.