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New London man to serve 78 months for meth

Jeremy Rudolph

WILLMAR — A New London man convicted of first-degree drug possession after more than two pounds of methamphetamine were seized from his home will was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Jeremy Shane Rudolph, 40, was sentenced Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court to 78 months, the maximum for the offense based on his criminal record. The court allowed credit for 170 days already served. The court also ordered that he pay fines and fees of $1,090, and that the funds be taken from his prison earnings.

Rudolph was charged after CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's officers seized over two pounds of methamphetamine and three-quarters of a pound of marijuana from his New London apartment in May. He was taken into custody at the scene and has been held since.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree drug possession in September. As part of a plea agreement, three other counts of first-degree drug possession and a fifth-degree count were dismissed.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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