District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 21
- Troy Carl Anderson, 36, of Cosmos made his first appearance in court Thursday on four counts of felony first-degree controlled substance crime.
Bond was set at $125,000 cash or bond for unconditional release and $75,000 for conditional release. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 1.
Anderson is accused of selling methamphetamine twice to an informant for the CEE-VI drug task force. The first sale -- 15.3 grams of meth for $1,400 -- is alleged to have taken place on Nov. 5. The second sale is alleged to have taken place on Nov. 18. That was 14.5 grams for $1,350.
In both cases, the informant wore an audio transmitter and had been in frequent contact with Anderson the day of the sale, according to the criminal complaint.
A female acquaintance was also alleged to have been involved in the drug deals. According to the criminal complaint, the woman discussed price with the informant but told the informant that Anderson would handle the actual sale.
Anderson was arrested shortly after the Nov. 18 drug sale was made.
- Vianey Garcia, 23, of Willmar faces felony charges of wrongfully obtaining assistance as well as six counts of perjury and two counts of aggravated forgery for lying about her income and her work status on public assistance forms.
Garcia made her first court appearance Thursday on the charges. Bail was set at $40,000 bond for unconditional release.
Garcia is accused of wrongfully receiving $6,169.79 from May 2003 through January 2007.
According to the criminal complaint, Garcia applied for and received public assistance, claiming she did not have a job while she was actually working at Jennie-O Foods under the name Laura Alvarez.
The perjury forgery charges stem from signing government documents that she knew contained inaccurate information.
- Christopher Lyle Pesch, 25, of Willmar, was sentenced on two misdemeanor traffic charges Thursday, while adjudication was withheld on a felony drug possession charge.
The traffic charges were having no proof of insurance and driving after suspension. Pesch had pleaded guilty to the three charges in October.
Charges of giving a false name to a peace officer and of illegally using a police scanner in a motor vehicle were dismissed.
Pesch was sentenced to 29 days in jail and given credit for 29 days already served and to pay $1,487 in fines and court fees. He will serve five years of supervised probation and will follow a list of conditions including no possession or use of alcohol or drugs. He will be allowed to do community service work to pay his fine.
Pesch was arrested in June after a Willmar police officer stopped his motorcycle. He was found to be driving without a valid license and without insurance. A search of his backpack revealed a police scanner and a plastic bag with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
- Mitchell Brooks Quimby, 29, of Atwater pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday on a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.
He had originally been charged with first-degree criminal damage to property after an incident last summer. He was accused of throwing three full soda cans through the window of a Willmar residence.
He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, stayed for one year. He was also sentenced to one year of supervised probation and ordered to pay $387 in fines and court fees. He was ordered to pay $1,276.20 in restitution to the victim.