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November 11, 2021

Woman charged in theft of opioids

RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton woman is accused of stealing 1200 opioid pills from SageWest Health Care, where she worked in 2020. 

Maria Peterson, born 1973, now is charged with three counts of felony drug possession — each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines — one misdemeanor drug possession charge and another misdemeanor theft. Peterson was transferred to Fremont County District Court for felony level prosecution on Oct. 1. 

Court documents assembled by a Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agent and filed in Rivert...

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