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Willmar, Minn., woman sent to prison for role in meth sale

WILLMAR -- Yolanda Maria Radzhabov, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison on a second-degree drug sale charge for her role in selling 8 grams of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September.

As part of her sentence handed down by District Judge David L. Mennis in Kandiyohi County District Court, Radzhabov was given credit for 91 days already served and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Radzhabov and Geoffrey Alan Irwin, 22, of Willmar, were both charged in the case. Irwin also pleaded guilty to a second-degree drug sale charge and will be sentenced Aug. 5.

The charge was filed after Sept. 27, when the informant told task force agents that he could buy 14 grams of meth from Irwin and Radzhabov for $1,000. The informant was provided the money and a digital scale and met Irwin and Radzhabov on a street corner on the southwest side of the city. They traveled to another location before going to the Lakeview Inn, where Radzhabov gave Irwin a cigarette box. Irwin gave the box to the informant, who later turned over the drugs to agents. The informant also weighed the drugs and asked Irwin to bring him the rest of the 14 grams or return some money. Irwin did neither. The informant also identified Irwin and Radzhabov by photo.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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