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Tapia Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

By Mark Vester

TV station KOB in New Mexico reports that former champ Johnny Tapia plead guilty late Monday morning to a fourth-degree felony possession charge for cocaine. The charge stems from a March incident, where police found him in a motel room unconscious from an apparent drug overdose. Tapia spent three days in a Albuquerque hospital.

The charge Tapia faced usually carries a prison term of up to 18 months, but he was able to avoid doing any jail time by striking a with the District Attorney’s office. As a result of the deal, he was placed on probation. Tapai will also enter a drug treatement program, and build a boxing gym in Farmington to help kids.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by McNulty on 05-14-2007

I know...me a big fan since teh early 90's. Hurts to see the greats go down this path.

Comment by James78 on 05-14-2007

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;2356720]TV station KOB in New Mexico reports that former champ Johnny Tapia plead guilty late Monday morning to a fourth-degree felony possession charge for cocaine. The charge stems from a March incident, where police found him in a motel room…

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