Woman sentenced to 4 years in prison for transporting meth

Janna Hinsen
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Updated: 6/18/2013 5:35 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Janna Hinsen, 45, was sentenced today to a term of 48 months in prison, with minimum parole eligibility after 12 months, for transporting methamphetamine, according to District Attorney Neil Rombardo.

On August 23, 2012, the Tri-Net Narcotics Task Force received a tip that Hinsen, who had an active warrant, was staying at a location in Carson City, and would be picking up methamphetamine that day. On August 24, 2012, Task Force Officers made contact with Hinsen at a residence in Carson City and arrested her on the outstanding warrant. When asked whether she had drugs on her person, Hinsen first denied, but later admitted that she had what she believed to be a quarter ounce of methamphetamine hidden in her bra, Rombardo says. Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the methamphetamine, weighing approximately 4.7 grams, at the jail.

On April 30, 2013, Hinsen pleaded guilty to Transporting a Controlled Substance. In sentencing Hinsen to prison, Judge James Wilson cited the quantity of methamphetamine, Hinsen’s criminal record and multiple prior opportunities for probation and drug treatment, which she did not take seriously.

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