McDowell's lawyer questioned the timing of the sting and her arrest during an arraignment yesterday, calling the moves "retaliatory" for the nationwide publicity that her education "larceny" case attracted. "The whole thing stinks," her lawyer, Darnell Crosland said, according to the Stamford Advocate. And besides the fact that McDowell is accused of selling weed and crack (within 1,500 feet of a school, no less), a weed dealer she brought along to one of the transactions is described as her son's babysitter. And then this:
She also invited the officer to come to her home in Bridgeport, where she said if he wanted to "party and chill and didn't want to drive home she has some girls," the affidavit said.Well, so much for Tanya McDowell as an education policy reform advocate. Sadly, this whole crack/weed/hookers thing will overshadow the ridiculous larceny charge for just trying to get an education for her son. This whole thing does stink.
[Stamford Advocate; image via AP]