In Turkey, an eighteen-year-old American girl has been charged with trying to mail hashish to the U.
SV INTERIOR American teenager Lauretta Jean Dooley brought into courtroom by armed guards
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Armed guards TO Lauretta Dooley seated before judges
CU Father and brother sitting at back of court
GV Judges seated as newsmen take photographs
CU Lauretta Dooley and armed guards (3 shots)
SV Father and brother look on
CU Lauretta Dooley listening to judge
SV Lauretta Dooley standing with guards and lawyer
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Background: In Turkey, an eighteen-year-old American girl has been charged with trying to mail hashish to the U.S. The girl, Lauretta Jean Dooley, faces a prison sentence of up to five years under Turkey's drug laws.
SYNOPSIS: Lauretta Dooley was arrested in August at an Istanbul post office. The package she was mailing contained a hundred grams of hashish, and it landed her in court on Tuesday.
Her father and elder brother, who had flown over from California, watched the State prosecutor demand a three to five-year jail sentence. Before the trial, Lauretta had been kept in Istanbul's maximum-security Sagmalcilar prison, portrayed in the film, "Midnight Express". She had come to court to plead for a transfer to another prison.
But her plea was rejected, and she was returned a Sagmalcilar to await a new hearing in January.