Woman with Salinas Gang Ties Sent to Prison for 70 Months

Woman with Salinas Gang Ties Sent to Prison for 70 Months

November 22, 2012 | by Julia Reynolds | Monterey County Herald

The case of Rosa Martinez, 32, has been viewed by some in law enforcement as a classic example of the consequences of the supporting roles woman often play when they get involved with gangs. Martinez was recently sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. After prison, she will be placed on four years supervised release, officials said. Local law enforcement officials say they need to learn more about the roles played by women associating with criminal gangs.

The case of Rosa Martinez, 32, has been viewed by some in law enforcement as a classic example of the consequences of the supporting roles woman often play when they get involved with gangs. Martinez was recently sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. After prison, she will be placed on four years supervised release, officials said. Local law enforcement officials say they need to learn more about the roles played by women associating with criminal gangs.

NCCD’s Angela Wolf, whose work is referenced in the article, is conducting a study looking at family and other factors that may help pull girls away from gangs and their crimes.