Mandatory prison time awaits a woman convicted at her drug trial at the Mohave County courthouse. The Superior Court jury deliberated less than 90 minutes before convicting Pamela Bell, 56, of all nine counts on January 28. Prosecutor Matthew Williams told the jury that Bell knowingly and willfully assisted her sister in a botched attempt to mail cocaine to her sister’s boyfriend from the Mail Room in Kingman in late April, 2011. Williams argued Bell was also responsible for a mix of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine located nearly two weeks later in a Kingman motel room. Defense attorney Virginia Crews offered that her client was innocent and that her sister was the culpable party in both instances. Williams said Bell faces at least five years, and possibly many years more, in prison when sentenced February 27 by Judge Billy Sipe.
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