WILLMAR -- Two women from Spicer made their first court appearances Thursday on multiple drug sale and possession charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September and for drugs found when they were arrested Tuesday.
Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 30, faces three first-degree drug sale charges, two second-degree possession charges and two petty misdemeanor possession charges. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000 in the two cases against Blinsky. Judge Michael J. Thompson ordered the bails to be "consecutive," meaning the total amount of $400,000 would have to be put up. Conditional bail was allowed for $100,000 on each file. Her next appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is Jan. 11.
Allison Nicole Pace, 28, faces three second-degree drug sale charges, two second-degree possession charges and two petty misdemeanor charges. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000 in the two cases. Similarly, Thompson ordered the bails to be consecutive. Conditional bail was allowed for $100,000 on each file. Her next appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is Jan. 11.
According to the complaint, an informant for the task force purchased 5.8 grams of meth from Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, on Aug. 28 in the parking lot of a Willmar business. A warrant for Fader's arrest was issued Thursday on three first-degree drug sale charges.
The purchase was the first of multiple buys made by the informant, who purchased a total of 19.1 grams of meth between Sept. 2 and 4 at Fader's home in rural Spicer and in the city of Spicer. Blinsky was allegedly the supplier of the meth, with Pace also involved in the drug sales.
The drug possession charges, for 12.7 grams of meth and 17.9 grams of marijuana, were filed after agents went Tuesday to a Spicer home in an attempt to arrest Pace and Blinsky.
Officers went to the home, arrested both women, and while escorting one of them into a bedroom to retrieve winter coats, the officers noticed drugs, a handgun and drug paraphernalia in the home. A search warrant was prepared and executed, and the drugs and other items were seized.
Pace also made her first appearance on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. According to that complaint, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped to check on two vehicles around 10:45 p.m. Sept. 3 along State Highway 23. It appeared one vehicle was stopped to assist a stalled vehicle.
Pace, the driver of the presumably stalled vehicle, told the trooper she'd been driving poorly due to impairment and said she had shots of tequila. However, a breath test showed no alcohol level. The officer recognized her fidgeting and jittery behavior, administered a test for drug impairment, which Pace failed. She was arrested and submitted to a urine test, which came back positive for marijuana, meth and other drugs.