South Lake Tahoe probation violator gets prison time
April 13, 2017
A South Lake Tahoe man will spend up to four years in prison for violating his probation.
Anthony Abruzzo, 43, traveled to California without permission, where he was arrested in El Dorado County for driving without a license and possessing a controlled substance for sale. In October, he failed to report to drug court and did not follow the directives of parole and probation.
"Mr. Abruzzo is not going to ask the court for any more chances," defense attorney Maria Pence said Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Abruzzo was originally pulled over in Stateline for driving an unregistered vehicle with a revoked license and no insurance. He resisted arrest, and methamphetamine, marijuana, a hypodermic device, scales and paraphernalia were found in his vehicle.
Abruzzo has credit for 103 days served and is eligible for parole after 19 months.
"I hope you can eventually find your own self-worth," Judge Tod Young told him.
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