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Heather Thorson, Minot, given deferred sentence for conspiracy to deliver marijuana

Heather Fay Thorson, 39, Minot, received a deferred imposition of sentence for three years on Wednesday for Class B felony conspiracy to deliver marijuana.

Judge Richard Hagar also ordered her to serve 30 days in jail as a condition of the three years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation. If the evaluator determines that she requires in-patient treatment, Hagar said he will allow her to count the time spent in an in-patient facility toward the jail sentence. She has credit for seven days already served in jail. Hagar gave Thorson two weeks to get her affairs in order, including to arrange for the care of her teenage son, before she has to report to the jail. Thorson will also be required to pay $775 in court costs.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a package containing 2.065 pounds of marijuana was addressed to Thorson and mailed to her address. The Ward County Narcotics Task Force obtained a search warrant and later placed her under arrest.

The B felony will be dismissed if Thorson successfully completes all the terms of probation.

Her boyfriend, Joseph Thomas Bott, was charged as a co-defendant and is still facing pending charges in district court in Minot.

A complaint initially filed in the case said Thorson was charged with an A felony, but it was later amended to a B felony charge.

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