A woman facing “ice” trafficking charges in the Superior Court whose previous plea agreement was rejected by Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho pleaded guilty yesterday under a revised plea deal and was sentenced to two years in prison. She was given credit for time served.
Camacho accepted Wei Lu's plea agreement as there is no suspended sentence; fines are paid immediately; defendant has no prior criminal conviction or arrest; and that she will be subjected to immediate deportation after being released from prison.
Lu pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a controlled substance. Assistant public defender Douglas Hartig served as her counsel. Assistant attorney general Darren Robinson prosecuted the case.
Before entering a plea agreement with Lu, the Office of the Attorney General dismissed the charges of trafficking of controlled substance and conspiracy to trafficking of controlled substance.
Camacho ordered the two-year prison term to be served day for day without possibility of parole, early release, work or weekend release, or other similar programs. “No part of this sentence shall be suspended,” the judge stressed.
Camacho required Lu to pay a $2,000 fine, payable immediately with monies seized by the government when Lu was arrested on Jan. 12, 2012. Lu was also ordered to pay a $100 court fee.
Last May 23, Lu fainted in court shortly after Camacho rejected a proposed plea agreement that she and a co-defendant entered with the government. Lu was transported by medics to the Commonwealth Health Center.
The original proposed plea agreement recommended a one-year sentence with credit for time served and a fine of $1,000. Camacho found the deal to be too lenient.