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Carlson gets 58 months in prison for selling meth


WILLMAR -- Shea Morgan Carlson, 24, of Spicer, was sentenced Thursday to 58 months in prison on a second-degree drug sale charge for his role in selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court, Carlson was given credit for 265 days already served and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Carlson is one of five people charged in December in connection with a series of drug purchases made by a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in July and August of 2009.

The informant purchased a total of 22.5 grams of meth during the deals.

Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 31, of Spicer, was sentenced May 19 to 48 months in prison on a second-degree controlled substance sale charge. Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, was sentenced in April to 41 months in prison on a second-degree controlled substance charge.

Allison Nicole Pace, 29, of Spicer, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison. She had received a stayed sentence, but the stay was revoked at her request.

Amanda Sue O'Leary, 19, of Spicer, was sentenced to 126 days in jail, a $1,500 fine and 20 years of probation on a third-degree drug sale charge.

Carlson and O'Leary were both charged after the informant purchased a total of 11.7 grams of meth from Carlson on July 15 and 24, and Aug. 7 in Willmar and Spicer.

O'Leary, identified as Carlson's girlfriend, assisted in the deals. Tests performed by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension showed the drug to be methamphetamine.

The charges against Blinsky were filed after the informant purchased 5.8 grams of meth from Fader on Aug. 28 in the parking lot outside 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.

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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