Man enters plea in meth case
WILLMAR -- Shea Morgan Carlson, 24, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of second-degree drug sale for his role in selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.
As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was reduced from first-degree.
He will be sentenced July 15, likely to 58 months in prison.
The plea came one day before a jury trial was scheduled in the case.
Carlson is one of five people charged in December in connection with a series of drug purchases made by a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in July and August of 2009.
The informant purchased a total of 22.5 grams of meth during the deals.
Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 31, of Spicer, was sentenced May 19 to 48 months in prison on a second-degree controlled substance sale charge. Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, was sentenced in April to 41 months in prison on a second-degree controlled substance charge.
Allison Nicole Pace, 29, of Spicer, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, 84 days in the county jail and five years of probation on a third-degree drug sale charge and a fifth-degree drug possession charge.
Amanda Sue O'Leary, 19, of Spicer, was sentenced to 126 days in jail, a $1,500 fine and 20 years of probation on a third-degree drug sale charge.
Carlson and O'Leary were both charged after the informant purchased a total of 11.7 grams of meth from Carlson on July 15 and 24, and Aug. 7 in Willmar and Spicer.
O'Leary, identified as Carlson's girlfriend, assisted in the deals. Tests performed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension showed the drug to be methamphetamine.
The charges against Blinsky were filed after the informant purchased 5.8 grams of meth from Fader on Aug. 28 in the parking lot outside a Willmar business.
The purchase was the first of multiple buys in which the informant purchased a total of 19.1 grams of meth between Sept. 2 and 4 at Fader's rural Spicer home and at other locations around the city.
Blinsky was the supplier of the meth, with Pace also involved in the drug sales.