Woman sentenced to probation for having meth

Published 4:16 pm Saturday, June 11, 2011

An Austin woman who stored methamphetamine in the same home as a 7-month-old baby was sentenced to five years probation in lieu of 13 months in prison Friday.

Corina Amy Sanborn, 31, was convicted in Mower County court on one felony charge — storing meth in the presence of a child. One charge of fifth-degree drug possession was dismissed when she took a plea deal. She must also complete 40 hours of work service as part of her sentence.

The charges arose after a search warrant was executed at her residence on the 500 block of East Main Street in Brownsdale in January.

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Police arrived to find four people in the house, including a 7-month-old baby. According to a criminal complaint, a small plastic bag containing residue was found in Sanborn’s room. The residue tested positive for meth.

Officers also found a glass pipe with residue that test positive for meth. After she was taken into custody, Sanborn was given a urine analysis and tested positive for the drug.

Sanborn told authorities her roommate had been smoking meth in the house and she had asked the roommate to leave the pipe so she could finish smoking it. Sanborn admitted to smoking what was left of the pipe.

Sanborn had already received 30 days in jail for violating her probation when she tested positive for meth the day of the search warrant.