Levi's Mom Pleads, Will Likely Get 3 Years
Takes a plea deal in exchange for shorter sentence
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2009 7:15 AM CDT
In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 file photo, Sherry Johnston, mother of Levi Johnston, talks about her son at her home in Wasilla, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sherry Johnston, the woman the world has to thank for the existence of Levi Johnston, is headed off to the pokey after taking a plea deal yesterday in her OxyContin-dealing case that will likely land her behind bars for three years, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Johnston pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for five others being dropped. She'll await her November sentencing at a correctional center, but her lawyers hope she'll be allowed to serve her sentence on house arrest.