Florence, AZ – The Pinal County Superior Court on Friday, June 16, 2010, sentenced Shamika Rochelle Rushing to 9.25 years in prison for selling illegal narcotics, a Class 2 Felony.
Rushing, 29, was arrested on March 18, 2010, following a seven-month long investigation by the Casa Grande Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. She was indicted on numerous charges of “knowingly selling a narcotic drug.”
Rushing pled guilty to sale of narcotic drugs on July 16, 2010.
The investigation involved an undercover operation. For about seven months, a task force targeted the sales, distribution and violence associated with PCP and other illegal drugs in Casa Grande, Coolidge and surrounding communities. During this same period the task force conducted over 100 enforcement operations. Officers of these different agencies worked together to arrest and indict more than 24 accused drug dealers and suppliers.
“Crimes like these are an assault on our communities and will be prosecuted vigorously,” said James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney. “We will fight the street-level networks which damage our communities and neighborhoods.”