Aspen woman pleads guilty to entering neighbor’s home to steal drugs |

Aspen woman pleads guilty to entering neighbor’s home to steal drugs

Staff report

A 54-year-old Aspen woman pleaded guilty Friday to felony trespassing after admitting to entering her neighbor's home this spring and stealing prescription medication.

Leslee Francis could face between one and three years in prison, though the District Attorney's Office agreed not to object to supervised probation when Francis is sentenced this fall.

Francis was caught on camera in March entering the home in the 600 block of South Monarch Street, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.

She wasn't in the home by the time officers arrived, though they found a first floor bedroom in disarray with a bag of prescription medication on the bed, the affidavit states.

Francis at first denied entering the residence but later admitted to the crime after being shown the video footage, according to the affidavit. She also admitted to taking seven Clonodine pills from the home, which are used to treat high blood pressure.

On Friday, Francis again admitted what she did.

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"I entered without permission, your honor," she said after District Judge Chris Seldin asked her the basis for her plea.

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