Probation reinstated for mother of four
Probation was reinstated Tuesday for a former resident who forged a letter from a Carson City doctor to Western Regional Drug Court, stole her mother’s prescription drugs, lied several times to court officials, and tried to sneak pills into jail.
“I’m going to reinstate you against my own better judgment,” District Judge Dave Gamble told Jacklyn Thun, 23. “This is the last time you will be reinstated.”
According to reports, Thun forged a letter from Capitol Urology that she had to be on bedrest and couldn’t attend drug court or counseling because she was in renal failure and set up for a kidney replacement.
When drug court officials checked, the doctor said the letter was a forgery and Thun was to have a one-day procedure for kidney stone removal.
She was charged with possession of a dangerous drug without prescription after she took her mother’s prescription for an anti-anxiety drug while the older woman was hospitalized.
When Thun was brought to jail, she had four pills in her clothing. She told Gamble she intended to take all the pills in jail.
“Stealing form your mother, lying to the court, forgery – each of those are felonies,” Gamble said. “You could be in prison until you are as old as me.”
Thun said she wanted to prove that she could follow probation.
The mother of four said she wanted to get her children back, be sober and live a normal life.
“I hope that you see – believe it or not – that I do have it in me to do what is right,” Thun said.
She was placed on probation in January for two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.
Gamble suspended a 12-34-month sentence in Nevada State Prison and ordered Thun to pay $250 a month toward $5,581 restitution. Officials said she has made no payments.
Thun’s lawyer, Derrick Lopez, said she had been successful for eight months in drug court before her “huge transgression.”
Lopez asked that Thun be admitted to an in-patient treatment program followed by Step 2 transitional housing.
“Step 2 is not a miracle anymore than drug court, but it’s her best hope to change her life, to try to be a mother to her children,” Lopez said.
Gamble ordered her to complete inpatient treatment followed by Step 2 transitional housing.
“This is your chance to prove that Lorazepam is less important to you than your children,” he said.