Weather Forecast


Ogema woman gets jail, for drugs, stolen property

An Ogema woman was sentenced Monday in Becker County District Court on felony charges of fifth degree drug possession and receiving stolen property-over $1,000 value.

Christina Mae Jackson, 23, of 40699 County Highway 34, Ogema, was given a stayed prison sentence on conditions including up to five years of supervised probation, a 30-day jail sentence, and community service in lieu of $1,160 in court fines and fees. An order has also been filed seeking $6,400 in restitution for damages.

If Jackson successfully completes probation, the charges will be reduced to misdemeanor convictions on her record.

Jackson was charged after allegedly trying to sell 12 i-Pads, valued at about $4,000, that were stolen from the Circle of Life School in White Earth on Feb. 7. 2012.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation into the theft showed that four of the devices had been activated. After tracing them back to the individuals who were using them, it was discovered that Jackson had allegedly sold the devices to the individuals for $200 each.

When Jackson was spotted driving a motor vehicle in White Earth on June 1, she was pulled over and after being arrested and taken to jail, it was discovered that she had several oxycodone pills in her possession, for which she was unable to provide a valid prescription.