BRISTOL – A Thomaston woman who serves as a part-time nanny has pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine in Bristol.
Shawna Capolupo-Brooks, 25, accepted a plea deal on Monday in Bristol Superior Court. The deal exposes her to as many as 18 months in prison.
However, the plea bargain includes a stipulation that allows her attorney to argue for a lesser sentence. No matter what the prison sentence is, Capolupo-Brooks is expected to also serve three years of probation. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 31.
During the hearing Monday, Capolupo-Brooks pleaded guilty to one count of sale of narcotics. An additional sale charge and one count of conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics is expected to be dropped at her sentencing.
According to court documents, police began investigating Capolupo-Brooks in May 2018, receiving information that led them to believe she was involved in the local drug trade. On two occasions between June and July last year, police allege they observed her selling crack cocaine.
The investigation involved police surveillance, court documents said. Police believe Capolupo-Brooks was selling drugs “throughout” Bristol, court papers state.
During a previous court proceeding, Capolupo-Brooks said she supports herself as a part-time nanny. Her previous criminal history includes a lone conviction of interfering with an officer.
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