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Bird Island woman sentenced for selling drugs to CEE-VI informant

WILLMAR -- Karyl Jean Mooney, 45, of Bird Island, was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail, $1,500 in fines and 15 years of probation on three felony charges of fourth-degree drug sale and possession for her role in selling Adderall pills to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

As part of her sentence in Kandiyohi County District Court, she was also ordered to pay $920 in restitution, refrain from alcohol or drug use, not participate in gambling in any form, continue counseling and write an apology letter to CEE-VI.

As part of a plea agreement, the two sale charges were reduced from second-degree.

Mooney and Idulfo Zavala, 30, of Olivia, were charged in connection to selling Adderall, a Schedule II narcotic that contains amphetamine. Zavala faces first- and second-degree drug sale charges in Kandiyohi County and is scheduled to make his next court appearance April 4. He also faces six felony charges in Renville County District Court for drug sales, receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the original complaint, the informant purchased five Adderall pills for $10 each from Mooney on Nov. 5 in a store parking lot in Olivia. Further deals took place Nov. 8 in the Kandi Mall parking lot in Willmar; Nov. 12 at Mooney's home; and Dec. 2 and Dec. 10 at the Target store parking lot in Willmar.

An amended complaint states Mooney provided Adderall pills that Zavala sold to an informant Oct. 20 and 21. Mooney was arrested Jan. 7 after the informant set up a drug buy in the parking lot outside a Willmar retailer. A search of her vehicle revealed 35 Adderall pills.

Mooney admitted selling the pills, which were prescribed to her children. Mooney said she and Zavala sold the pills because Social Security doesn't pay enough and that Zavala talked her into conducting the 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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