Elderly Drug Mule Sentenced To Prison

(Detroit, MI) -- A 90-year-old man who pleaded guilty to transporting nearly three-million-dollars worth of cocaine for a Mexican drug cartel is sentenced to three years in prison. In court yesterday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds said she could not justify not sending Leo Sharp to jail because of how serious his crime was. Sharp was arrested following a traffic stop on I-94 near Ann Arbor in 2011. Prosecutors had asked Edmunds for a five-year sentence, while defense attorneys asked that Sharp be kept out of prison because he suffers from dementia. Following yesterday's sentencing he threatened to kill himself but was released to the custody of his step-son until the court determines when he will be required to report to prison.