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Woman sentenced on drug charge stemming from reported gun incident


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Bobbi Jo Robertson | Bonneville County Jail

IDHAO FALLS — A local woman has been sentenced for two felony crimes she committed last June.

Bobbi Jo Robertson, 28, was sentenced April 5 by District Judge Joel Tingey to spend four years on probation. The sentence came after Robertson pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance in one case and possession of a forged check in another in exchange for prosecutors dismissing additional charges.

In addition to probation, Tingey suspended a two to five-year prison sentence that could be served if Robertson violates the terms of her probation. She will also participate in a drug treatment court.

The felony drug charge stemmed from a June incident where the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office was called after someone allegedly brandished a gun at another driver. According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, when deputies caught up with the car, a man told investigators he gave the person money to buy methamphetamine but followed them in fear they were attempting to steal it.

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The man denied brandishing the gun or making threats but was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault, evidence destruction/concealment and various misdemeanor charges. Prosecutors eventually dismissed the case against him.

Robertson was in the car and deputies took her to the Bonneville County Jail where she was booked as an accessory to the alleged crime. While there, deputies reported Robertson tried to hide a syringe filled with liquid meth, leading to the drug charge.

Robertson was also ordered to pay $1,239.50 in fees and fines, according to court records.