Defendant Using and Dealing Drugs, Sent to Prison

BEATRICE – A Gage County woman is headed to state prison after being convicted of a drug offense and of violating a three-year probation term issued in April, 2017 on other drug convictions.

Amber Pedersen will serve three-to-six years in prison for attempted distribution of Methamphetamine and a zero-to-two-year concurrent prison term, for violating probation.  Pedersen was on probation for possession of meth and cocaine.

District Judge Julie Smith said given past circumstances, probation could not be granted in the case.

:10                  “selling drugs”

The judge said Pedersen’s criminal history included not complying with court orders, failure to appear and contempt of court.

:12                  “for your arrest”

On the probation revocation, the judge granted Pedersen 333 days credit on the probation case for time spent in jail.  On the case involving attempted distribution of meth, Pedersen received credit for 278 days in custody.  She was also ordered to pay a total of $376 in court costs between the two cases.

The Nebraska State Patrol used a confidential informant to conduct a purchase of one gram of methamphetamine from Pedersen, for $100.

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