BEATRICE – A 28-year-old Beatrice woman today was sentenced to a three-year probation term, for possession of a controlled substance.
In Gage County District Court, Amber Pedersen pleaded guilty to a charge that was reduced from a class-two felony, to a class-four. She initially faced a charge of distribution of an exceptionally hazardous drug. The date of the offense was October, of last year.
Pedersen is now also facing a class-two felony drug charge in Gage County Court. A preliminary hearing in that case today was scheduled for April 27th. County Judge Steve Timm granted a reduction in Pedersen’s bond, from $7,500, to $5,000.
Pedersen is charged with distribution of methamphetamine. She was recently arrested on a warrant for an alleged drug transaction the state patrol conducted April 20th of last year.
The NSP used a confidential informant to allegedly purchase one gram of methamphetamine from the defendant, for $100.
Pedersen could receive from 1-to-50 years in prison, if convicted of the charge. She has been in custody for Gage County, in the Washington County, Kansas Jail.