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Woman gets 33 months in prison for role in selling meth, cocaine


WILLMAR -- Andrea Dawn Rasmussen, 45, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in prison and a $500 fine on a third-degree drug sale charge for her role in selling methamphetamine and cocaine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in October 2010.

As part of her sentence handed down by Judge Donald M. Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court, Rasmussen was given credit for 148 days already served. She was also ordered to pay $150 in restitution.

As part of a plea agreement, a second-degree drug sale charge was dismissed.

Rasmussen and Shane Thomas Cain were both charged in the case. Cain was sentenced Nov. 17 to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation, a $2,000 fine and 365 days in the county jail on a fourth-degree drug sale charge.

The charge was filed after Oct. 27, 2010, when Cain and Rasmussen were involved with a transaction involving the sale of 3.5 grams of cocaine and a small amount of meth to the informant in a hotel room in Willmar.

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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