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Jan 18, 2014 12:51 PM by Associated Press

Trial set for grandmother in alleged drug plot

PHOENIX (AP) - An April 17 trial has been set for a Texas woman accused of getting her 9-year-old granddaughter to plant drugs in her son-in-law's car in Arizona so the grandmother could gain fulltime custody of the child.

SanJuanita Carabajal, 59, of Ferris, Texas, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involving a child in a drug offense.

Police in Gilbert say Carabajal gave the child several packets containing 4 grams of cocaine in October and told her where to put them in her father's vehicle.

Carabajal also is accused of telling her granddaughter to tell people about the drugs at her elementary school and show one of the baggies to a teacher.

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