Amie Jackson was convicted Monday but co-defendant Peter Bailey of North Platte pled not guilty to charges of possession of Clonazepam, possession of methamphetamine, false reporting and obstructing an officer. Bailey, 26, will be back for a hearing on Aug. 26. He is in the county jail on a $10,000 bond and he is also held without bond for violating parole.
Jackson, 38, of North Platte, was convicted of possession of methamphetamine. She pled no contest to the charge.
District Judge Richard Birch ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set Jackson's sentencing for July 19.
Jackson and Bailey and two others were stopped by police at 1:40 a.m. on April 15 for erratic driving near Ninth and Curtis in North Platte.
Bailey was driving, police said.
Bailey initially gave a fictitious name and while the officers were searching the three passengers, Bailey tried to run away. He was quickly caught and restrained.
Police found several items often used in the consumption of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Bailey was allegedly also in possession of the controlled prescription drug, Clonazepam.
Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Tanya Roberts-Connick addressed the court and called for penitentiary time for Jackson.
“She is already on parole from prison,” Roberts-Connick said. “She was sentenced in September 2011 and paroled in November 2012.”
Jackson was imprisoned in 2011 after she gave Xanax to her teenage daughter that summer, who passed the drug on to another teen. At that time, Jackson was on probation for possession of methamphetamine.
Her record of charges stem back to age 12, including drugs and alcohol, burglary and domestic abuse.
Bailey is no stranger to trouble either. According to Nebraska State Corrections records, he was paroled from the state penitentiary in February after serving just over 11 months of a 1½-3 year sentence for possession of amphetamine with intent to deliver.
He had accumulated 191 good time days while in the pen.