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Woman, 22, gets probation for her role in marijuana sale involving child

BENSON -- Heidi Marie Wolney, 22, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced Wednesday to a $1,000 fine, five years of probation and 30 days of jail time and electronic house arrest for her role in a marijuana deal that involved an 11-year-old child.

Wolney's sentence in Swift County District Court was a stay of adjudication. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record if she complies with the sentencing conditions.

Wolney was one of five people charged following the drug deal late last summer.

Everett James Quigley, 32, of Kerkhoven, was sentenced Feb. 16 to 12 months and one day in prison, which was stayed, 30 days in the county jail, a $300 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.

Gerrick James Maus, 26, also of Brooklyn Park, and formerly of Benson, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a $500 fine and five years of probation on a fifth-degree drug sale charge.

Angela Mae Wrobleski, 33, of Benson, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to a fifth-degree drug sale charge. She will be sentenced March 11.

A fifth defendant, Christena Lee Quigley, 35, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty in November to a gross misdemeanor for child endangerment. She was sentenced to 91 days in jail, with three days to serve and 88 days stayed, a $250 fine and two years of probation.

According to the complaint against Everett Quigley, agents were contacted Aug. 31 by Maus, who was working as an informant.

He said he could buy marijuana from Quigley for $40. Maus went to Quigley's home and returned about 10 minutes later with a 7.9-gram plastic bag of a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.

Maus told the agents that he met a girl, determined to be 11 years of age, who had been instructed to hand him the bag of pot in return for the cash.

The transaction was set up by Everett Quigley through Wrobleski's cell phone.

A search warrant was served around 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Wrobleski and Christena Quigley were located at the property with the child. Also discovered were vials with meth residue, more than 40 grams of marijuana and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Christena Quigley was interviewed and admitted to possessing marijuana with or near the child. Wrobleski was interviewed and admitted to having the child conduct the drug deal as she and Everett Quigley could not wait for Maus to show up at the home.

According to a news release from Benson Police Chief Jim Crace, th

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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