A Thief River Falls woman was sentenced Thursday, July 29 in Pennington County District Court for a felony drug offense. Bobbi Jo Garfve, 47, was sentenced for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison stayed for five years.
Garfve was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. Garfve was ordered to complete a chemical assessment. She was ordered to participate in mental health services, including medication management and individual therapy, as recommended by her providers. She was ordered to attend support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, on a regular basis and as directed by probation. Garfve was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives for her lifetime. She was ordered to provide a DNA sample. Garfve was also ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines.
A Pennington County jury convicted Garfve of the offense after a trial that started June 22 and ended the following day. According to online court records, the jury deliberated for about 27 minutes before reaching its verdict.
The charge stemmed from a Dec. 17 traffic stop was conducted near Seven Clans Casino, Hotel, and Water Park. The traffic stop was conducted since the driver, Matthew Karp, was a non-compliant offender. Garfve was a passenger in the vehicle.
Karp possessed a bag containing about 19 grams of methamphetamine, a glass pipe containing meth residue, and other drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle also contained glass pipes containing suspected meth residue and suspected marijuana residue. Those items were located beside a casino player’s card bearing Karp’s name.
A purse, which was near where Garfve was sitting, contained a baggie with 3.92 grams of suspected meth, and a pipe containing suspected meth residue.
Garfve was on probation for a controlled substance crime at the time. Karp has already been sentenced for his role in the case.