Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Woman admits to probation violation

Former medical secretary acknowledges alcohol use

Express Staff Writer

    A former medical secretary, who was convicted in Blaine County in 2013 of the felony crime of illegally obtaining prescription medication, admitted Monday in Blaine County 5th District Court that she has violated a condition of her probation from that conviction.
    Cinda Sue Anderson, 54, acknowledged at an evidentiary hearing that she consumed alcohol in violation of terms of her probation on March 9. The alcohol usage was detected in a breath test that Anderson was required to take as a condition of probation.
    Judge Robert J. Elgee advised Anderson that he could impose the four-year prison sentence, with two years fixed and two years indeterminate, that he ordered but suspended for Anderson when she was sentenced on the prescription drug charge last year. At that time, Elgee placed Anderson on probation for three years instead of sending her to prison.
    Sentencing for Anderson, referred to in probation cases as “disposition,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. on May 5.
    Anderson remains free on $1,500 bond. The Roark Law Firm has been appointed to represent her under the firm’s public defender contract with Blaine County.

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