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Sunday, 4 May 2008

Diana Rallo a notorious local drug dealer spend life without parole in the state penitentiary after finding her guilty of drug trafficking.


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jury has recommended that a notorious local drug dealer spend life without parole in the state penitentiary after finding her guilty of drug trafficking.Formal sentencing for Diana Rallo, 55, has been scheduled for June 4.Testimony in Rallo’s trial began on Tuesday and continued through Wednesday when the jury eventually retired at about 1 p.m. It took jurors approximately two hours to return with a “guilty” verdict.The jury has also recommended that Rallo pay a $150,000 fine.A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered in the case.According to a probable cause affidavit, at approximately 8:30 a.m. March 22, 11th Judicial Drug Task Force officers set up a surveillance in the 1300 block of South Keeler Avenue. Rallo and a man named Jack Morrison pulled up in a vehicle and were immediately surrounded by police. Morrison reportedly got out of the vehicle without incident, but police say Rallo became combative, kicking, hitting and attempting to bite officers.After Rallo was secured, police reportedly found a plastic container that had been knocked out of the vehicle during the struggle. Inside the container officers found a large freezer bag that contained a “large amount of crystal like substance,” according to the affidavit. The substance, which later field tested positive for methamphetamine, was 450 grams with a street value of $45,000, reports indicate.
As Rallo was booked into the Bartlesville Jail, police also found a black zipper purse in Rallo’s right front coat pocket. Police say the purse contained three baggies of a similar substance and a small glass pipe.Rallo has previous drug-related convictions in Washington County.Morrison faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle where drugs are kept.
His next hearing is scheduled for July 9.


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