Amanda Peterson, who was found dead on July 5, was believed to have passed away from sleep apnea and possible mold issues.
But new information suggests the actress battled drug addiction and was arrested four separate times since 2000.
Peterson was arrested four times between 2000 and 2012, most recently for DUI and possession of narcotic equipment under the name Priscilla Peterson in 2012.
Her other arrests were in 2000, 2003, and 2005.
She looks dazed and even bruised in the mugshots, and her mother has admitted that Peterson did have a drug problem at one point, but that she had been clean for years.
The actress, who left Hollywood in 1994 following the film Windrunner, was found dead at her Colorado apartment on Sunday at the age of 43.
Police do not suspect foul play and her mother has now said she was dead for two days before the body was discovered.
Sylvia Peterson told Entertainment Tonight about her daughter’s struggle with drugs, but also said those days were long behind her.
Sylvia said, “This was not, in any way, a drug thing”.
In an interview with People, Sylvia stated, “She was in bed, and she’d had a wonderful day, and we were planning on a dinner the next day, so it was just a very, very big surprise”.
She added, “She was so great. She had a cute sense of humor and a love of history – just a very, very cute person.”
Peterson’s body was discovered at her home in an apartment complex in Greeley about 6 p.m. on Sunday after she had not been seen for two days.
The cause of her death is currently unknown.
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