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Uncle Irvin: The 'Old One' got the wrong judge

07/12/2016 01:44PM ● By Richard Gaw
Salvador Lemus, a.k.a. “El Viejo,” or the Old One, was sitting pretty in his tiny East Marlborough home after retiring from picking mushrooms and selling cocaine.
Lemus is 67 years old and he will be living around the corner in Pocopson at the Chester County Prison until he is at least 88. County Court Judge James P. MacElree, himself a former DA, meted out a harsh sentence of 27 ½ years to 54 years. Lemus was hoping for two years, which he might have gotten from a softer judge. MacElree is old school, and threw the book at Lemus.
Uncle Irvin believes our current judges all across the country are too lenient. Judge MacElree said he wanted to send a clear message to drug dealers, and indeed he did.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)