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Teen gets probation, community service for selling pot at New London-Spicer, Minn., school

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old New London boy was sentenced Monday to six months of probation and 40 hours of community work service on a fifth-degree drug sale charge for selling marijuana to another student at New London-Spicer schools.

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Kellen Ray Bergh was also ordered as part of his probation to attend a chemical awareness class, to submit to random testing and to not use mood-altering chemicals. He was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court by District Judge Michael J. Thompson.

Bergh received a stay of adjudication on his sentence. Under the stay, if he complies with the conditions of sentence, no conviction will appear on his record.

Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-old juvenile defendants are public record.

According to the petition, the Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy working as the school resource officer began investigating a report April 20 that Bergh had sold marijuana to another student. A 15-year-old girl had reported that the transaction occurred between April 10 and 16.

Bergh was interviewed and admitted to selling the marijuana, not for money but as a favor.

Further investigation revealed that the marijuana had been traded by the girl to another 15-year-old girl and most of it had been smoked.

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