Published November 20, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The mother of the man former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol had planned to marry has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Sherry Johnston was sentenced Friday in Palmer, northeast of Anchorage. She pleaded guilty in August to one count of possession with intent to deliver the painkiller OxyContin. Five other felony counts were dropped in the deal, which called for a five-year prison sentence with two years suspended.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that Sherry Johnston will serve her sentence at Alaska's only female prison.