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Bakersfield woman sentenced for possession of meth and stolen mail

Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 18:49:47-04

FRESNO, Calif. — A Bakersfield woman was sentenced on Monday to seven and a half years for possession with intent to distribute meth.

According to court documents, 41-year-old Erin Elizabeth Peterson made fraudulent transactions at various retail establishments using stolen credit and debit cards. In December 2017, a search warrant was executed at her residence and officials found over 400 pieces of stolen mail, 31 stolen credit/debit cards, over a hundred checks and a counterfeit arrow key used to access mailboxes.

Also found at her residence was 140 grams of meth, $1,400 in cash, drug packaging material and a scale.

Peterson admitted that she had been stealing mail for approximately one year and that she primarily looked for mail that contained debit or credit cards. Peterson admitted that the meth in her residence was hers and that she sold the drug to support her habit.