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Spicer woman pleads to lower charge in meth investigation

WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old Spicer woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended drug charge.

As part of a plea agreement, Tamara Lynn Olson pleaded guilty to a third-degree controlled substance crime and five additional drug charges against her will be dismissed. She must testify against her co-defendant, David Dennis Jacobson, 48, of rural Blomkest, at his trial March 18-19.

Jacobson faces five felonies, including first-degree drug sale and conspiracy and fifth-degree drug sale, conspiracy and liability for crimes of another. He also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for possessing a firearm as an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Olson will also receive a stay of execution on her sentence to be handed down Feb. 19.

According to the amended complaint, a confidential informant purchased 7.8 grams of methamphetamine from Olson on Oct. 9 in Willmar. The purchase was made with CEE-VI Drug Task Force funds.

Task force agents and other law enforcement officers served a search warrant on the evening of Oct. 27 on Jacobson's home, along 135th Avenue Southeast. Olson and William Edward Breitkruetz, 38, of Prinsburg, were arrested. Breitkruetz was charged with petty misdemeanors for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Jacobson was taken into custody when he arrived during the search, and officers confiscated more than $500 cash from his person.

Officers searched an outbuilding and found a total of 443 grams, or 15.6 ounces, of methamphetamine in a cooler, an aspirin bottle, an ashtray and a lozenge bottle. They also found 137 grams of marijuana, a handwritten drug note, a digital scale, baggies, photos of marijuana plants and other items.

During a search of an outhouse, officers found 146 grams of marijuana packaged in separate bags. Officers found a total of 16 guns in the home, including four rifles, eight shotguns and four handguns.

During an interview with agents, Jacobson allegedly admitted that he was buying and selling large amounts of meth and that Olson was living at his home.