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Spicer woman gets stayed prison, 20 years probation for meth charge


WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old Spicer woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, 20 years of probation, a $1,500 fine and 87 days in the county jail on a third-degree controlled substance crime.

Tamara Lynn Olson was given credit for 87 days already served in jail and ordered to not use alcohol or controlled substances and complete and follow the recommendations of a chemical dependency evaluation.

The charge, which was reduced from a first-degree felony, was part of a plea agreement reached earlier in Kandiyohi County District Court. Also included in the agreement was the dismissal of five additional drug felonies and a requirement that Olson 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.

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.