Former Miss Maryland receives suspended sentence
By MARLO BARNHART
Former Miss Maryland Robin Valeria Harmon was handed a five-year suspended prison sentence Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
As part of a plea agreement, Harmon, 40, on Oct. 28 entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant acknowledges the state has evidence to gain a conviction, but does not admit guilt.
Judge Kennedy Boone placed Harmon on probation for three years and ordered her to abstain from drugs and alcohol.
Harmon originally was charged with twice selling cocaine last spring to an undercover informant, according to court documents.
As a result of the plea agreement, one felony drug distribution charge was dismissed and a second was reduced to the misdemeanor conspiracy charge.