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Spicer woman gets four years in prison for her role in selling meth to a task force informant

WILLMAR -- Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 31, of Spicer, was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison on a second-degree controlled substance sale charge for selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant last summer.

As part of her sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court by Judge Michael J. Thompson, Blinsky was also fined $500 and given credit for 105 days already served in jail.

As part of a plea agreement, four additional felony drug sale and possession charges and two petty misdemeanor charges were dismissed. She was one of five people charged in late December in connection with a series of drug purchases made by a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in July and August of 2009.

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 to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, 84 days in the county jail and five years of probation on a third-degree drug sale charge and a fifth-degree drug possession charge.

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.

Shea Morgan Carlson, 24, of Spicer, faces a first-degree drug sale charge in the case. His next court appearance is June 7.

The charges against Blinsky were filed after 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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