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Woman Charged with Illegally Possessing Adderall

When police arrested SW Minneapolis woman in Mall of America.

A Southwest Minneapolis woman has been charged with illegally possessing Adderall tablets and lying to police about her identity when she was arrested.

Kimberly Frances Kolhoff, of the 4500 block of Wentworth Avenue South, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months in prison and a $6,000 fine.

Kolhoff is also charged with providing false information to police, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint, signed by Bloomington Police Sgt. Mark Elliott, police were called to the Mall of America to investigate a shoplifting report just before 9 p.m. Aug. 6. Security officers told police that they were still pursuing the suspect, later identified as Kolhoff.

When officers arrived, they encountered Kolhoff “walking very quickly,” according to the complaint. Police asked her name, and she identified herself as Teresa Ann Kolhoff, with a birth date two years later than hers; when police asked for identification, she began rummaging through her purse, and an Adderall pill fell out, the complaint charges.

Store security officers arrived and told police that Kolhoff had stolen items valued at $712, but that they had recovered the items. During a search, police found two more Adderall pills, for which she didn’t have a prescription, in Kolhoff’s purse, according to the complaint.

Adderall is a stimulant used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

Officers subsequently discovered Kolhoff’s true identity.

Kolhoff told police that she didn’t have a prescription for Adderall, but she was addicted to it and she shoplifted to support her addiction, the complaint says.

Kolhoff has been released from jail on a $7,500 bond. An omnibus hearing in her case is scheduled Sept. 18 in Hennepin County District Court.

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