Pharmacy Burglars Sentenced to Prison

February 17, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

Three women connected to pharmacy burglaries in North Dakota last year have been sentenced to prison.

Three women connected to pharmacy burglaries in North Dakota last year have been sentenced to prison.

Amanda Jean Peterson, 29, had allegedly Googled “How to get away with robbing a small-town pharmacy,” “Find website for best suggestions for a robbery ND,” and “Perfect suggestions to rob a pharmacy at night ND,” according to court documents.

Peterson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and was sentenced to 1 year and 2 months in prison, minus 50 days for already having served some time in jail, Forum News Service reported.

The 2 other women connected to the burglaries were Jodi Mae Olson, 36, and her 18-year-old daughter, Alexis Rae Littlewind.

After pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and 2 counts of possession with intent to deliver methadone and methylphenidate, Olson was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. However, she received credit for almost 5 months spent in jail, Forum News Service reported.

The youngest player in the crimes, Littlewind, was sentenced to 3 months in jail, although she received credit for 1 month, according to Forum News Service. Littlewind pleaded guilty to 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Although Littlewind was not implicated in the burglaries, authorities found hundreds of stolen pills—including Vyvanse, methylphenidate, and methadone—at her residence.

Authorities linked these pills back to pharmacy burglaries in Larimore and Hillsboro, North Dakota, last year. All 3 women were arrested in September 2014, according to Forum News Service.