Beldenville man gets five years probation for drug chargeA Beldenville man was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court for possession with intent to sell amphetamines.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
A Beldenville man was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court for possession with intent to sell amphetamines.
Rodney E. Christopherson, 45, will also have to serve nine months jail as a probation term for that charge. He was also sentenced to two years probation for felony theft. Those probation terms will be concurrent to each other.
“If you don’t work on your recovery, you will be going to prison,” Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing told Christopherson during the sentence.
The charges relate to an April incident for which he was originally charged with three felony theft charges and multiple drug-related charges. He pled guilty to the amphetamine and one of the theft charges in August.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Sorenson explained the drug-related charges came from an investigation done when a suspicious vehicle was parked at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, located a mile from Christopherson’s home. Information from that arrest and further information helped investigators obtain the necessary information to get a search warrant.
The warrant resulted in the recovery of about $30,000 worth of stolen property and a small amount of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
For more please read the Nov. 4 print version of the Herald.