District Attorney News for September 13, 2012 edition

September 12, 2012 

Ahwahnee man convicted of drug possession

A Madera Superior Court jury found Donald Kevin Mckenzie, 43, of Ahwahnee, guilty of felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanors for being under the influence and driving under the influence of a drug.

Mckenzie was arrested Sept. 27 near the California Highway Patrol office in Coarsegold on Highway 41 for driving under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana. Officers found drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in his vehicle. Mckenzie who was driving on an expired license, was booked into the Madera County jail and his vehicle was impounded.

Mckenzie faces up to three years in the county jail when he is sentenced Oct. 5.

Oakhurst woman charged for beating puppy

Jannice Aguilar, 39, of Oakhurst, will be arraigned on a charge of felony animal cruelty Sept. 18 in the Sierra Division of Madera Superior Court at Bass Lake.

The Madera County District Attorney's office filed a single charge of cruelty to animals against Aguilar, following her arrest Aug. 29 for beating a puppy and causing severe injuries. Aguilar was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections and was released the next day after posting bail.

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