Rochester woman pleads not guilty to drug theft

Accused of going through mailboxes, taking pills.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 3:23 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2018 10:38 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – An accused mail thief is pleading not guilty.

Nicole Jeanne Thorson, 21 of Rochester, is charged with theft of a controlled substance, two counts of mail theft, and 5th degree drug possession. Rochester police say she was seen going through a group of mailboxes on May 8 and took a bottle of prescription drugs.

Officers say when she was arrested, Thorson said she didn’t know her grandmother’s address and was trying to find where she lived.

Thorson’s trial is scheduled to being on February 19, 2019.

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