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7-year sentence for dealing coke, oxy

Danielle Cashen sold drugs very near JPD's HQ, caught in sting

Posted: April 15, 2012 - 12:08am

A Juneau woman was sentenced this week to serve a total of seven years in prison for dealing cocaine and oxycodone.


Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg also imposed three additional years in suspended jail time and 10 years probation for Danielle E. Cashen, 46.


That’s in accordance with a plea deal reached with prosecutors.


Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp alleged Cashen dealed the drugs from her house in the 6200 block of Alaway Avenue in July and August to an undercover Juneau Police Department informant.


Cashen admitted to police she also dealt other drugs, such as methamphetamine and prescription pills, according to an affidavit filed by Kemp.


Cashen was indicted by grand jury in August on two counts of second-degree drug misconduct and two counts of fourth-degree drug misconduct.


She agreed to plead guilty in January to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree drug misconduct and one count of fourth-degree drug misconduct. The plea deal dismisses the other two charges.


Judge Pallenberg imposed six years in jail for the former charge, and four years with three suspended for the latter.


All the jail time except one year to serve was concurrent, for a composite sentence of seven years to serve.


The plea deal also dismissed a misdemeanor charge for violating conditions of release. While Cashen was out on bail in December, a search of her house confirmed drug paraphernalia and marijuana was inside her residence, Kemp charged.


Cashen’s house was searched after a police investigation found another person dealed drugs from her house and that heroin was being packaged and weighed inside her house.


Cashen got in trouble with the law once more while she was incarcerated at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last month.


Charging documents allege her husband, Daniel J. Cashen, smuggled tobacco into the jail for her on several occasions during visitation hours.


Her husband pleaded not guilty during the couple’s joint arraignment, and his trial is scheduled for May 29.


Cashen, though, pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting contraband, according to court documents. Juneau District Court Judge Thomas Nave imposed a 60 jail sentence, with credit for good time.


• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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