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Woman gets nine months for giving booze to minors

An Alpena woman who gave prescription drugs and alcohol to minors is headed for jail after accepting a plea agreement in court on Monday.

Stacie Elswick was sentenced to nine months in jail and 18 months’ probation after an Aug. 11 incident in which she took four underage youth for a ride in her truck, bought them vodka, and gave them Xanax pills, for which she has a prescription.

One of the youths ended up in the hospital, a reminder of the seriousness of the incident, Alpena County Prosecutor Cynthia Muszynski said.

“You understand,” Judge Benjamin Bolser told Elswick, “if one of these children had died, you’d be going to prison for a long time.”

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