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Woman, one of five charged for selling meth, enters plea

WILLMAR -- Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to charge of second-degree controlled substance sale.

As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was reduced from first-degree. Four additional felony drug sale and possession charges and two petty misdemeanor charges will be dismissed. She will be sentenced May 19.

Blinsky was one of five people charged in late December in connection to a series of drug purchases ma-de by a CEE-VI Dr-ug Task Force in-formant in July and August of 2009.

Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, has pleaded guilty to a second-degree drug charge for her role in the case and will be sentenced April 23.

Allison Nicole Pace, 28, and Amanda Sue O'Leary, 19, both of Spicer, have pleaded guilty to third-degree charges in the case. Pace will be sentenced April 26 and O'Leary on May 10.

Shea Morgan Carlson, 24, of Spicer, faces a first-degree drug sale charge in the case. His next court appearance is April 26.

According to the complaint, the informant purchased 5.8 grams of meth from Fader on Aug. 28 in the parking lot of a Willmar business. The purchase was the first of multiple buys in which the informant purchased a total of 19.1 grams of meth between Sept. 2 and 4 at Fader's rural Spicer home and at other locations around the city. Blinsky was the supplier of the meth, with Pace also involved in the drug sales.

The drug possession charges were filed after agents went Dec. 29 to a Spicer home 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.

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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