MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house.
Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was sentenced to 180 days the Beje Clark halfway house on February 20 for violating her probation in a third degree theft case. Also at that court hearing, she pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. She was ordered to pay $822.25 in fines and court fees.
The meth charge was connected to an incident at a Mason City Hy-Vee store on November 6, 2014 when Hanson was arrested. She was in the store with another woman causing a loud disturbance after 5 AM that morning. A source told NIT that the women seemed to be intoxicated and were laughing loudly, bumping into things, and were suspected of trying to shoplift, prompting employees to call police. She was arrested on a number of charges, including fifth degree theft, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, possession of hydromorphone, and possession of hydrocodone. All those charges were dismissed in the plea deal except the meth possession charge.