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Gardnerville man gets prison for second probation violation

by Sarah Hauck
shauck@recordcourier.com

A Gardnerville man had his original prison sentence imposed after violating his second-chance probation.

Timothy Christensen, 44, was placed on probation April 14 for possession of methamphetamine.

Christensen previously violated his probation in June and was given a second chance to prove he could be supervised.

Christensen served 60 days in jail and then began attending Bristlecone for treatment as he was ordered.

However, after the death of his father, Christensen said he was stressed out and relapsed while he was out with a cousin making funeral arrangements.

"I took two hits, thought about it and said 'I don't need this, what am I doing?' and put it in my backpack before going back to Bristlecone," Christensen said Monday. "I was not thinking, I was stressed out."

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Christensen admitted that he had not been complying with his probation by smoking meth and leaving the state without permission in order to go to California to get proof of income and a birth certificate he needed to finalize funeral arrangements.

"I was not thinking about anything but making sure the funeral was taken care of," Christensen said.

Christensen was let go from the Bristlecone program for being disrespectful and threatening to staff.

He was arrested Sept. 23 in Dresslerville for the violations.

At the time of the arrest the meth and a pipe were found in his backpack.

Christensen will serve a 12-30 month prison sentence.

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