Records, Dec. 2, 2006
District Court Kandiyohi County * A defendant who lived in a home where more than 25 pounds of marijuana was seized by CEE-VI drug agents was sentenced Friday to serve five years of probation. The court ordered the felony sentence stayed for Alex...
* A defendant who lived in a home where more than 25 pounds of marijuana was seized by CEE-VI drug agents was sentenced Friday to serve five years of probation.
The court ordered the felony sentence stayed for Alexis Mauricio Tello, 25, of Willmar for five years. The order requires that he serve probation for that period, serve 30 days in jail and pay $1,217 in fines and fees.
He was sentenced for conviction on an amended complaint of felony controlled substance possession in the fifth degree. He was originally charged with third-degree possession.
Additional charges for receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of firearms were dismissed.
The criminal complaint against the defendant states that CEE-VI agents, acting on a tip, asked the owner of a residence on the 800 block of Northwood Court Northeast in Willmar for permission to search it on May 9. The owner consented.
During the search, agents seized more than 25 pounds of marijuana in an upstairs bedroom. In a lower-level bedroom, they seized 14 ounces of marijuana along with a .22-caliber Marlin rifle with a scope and a 9 mm handgun. The rifle had been reported stolen in Cass County. The search also uncovered a digital and postal scale; rolling papers; baggies; a pit area for smoking marijuana; three camcorder tapes with images of people smoking marijuana; and Latin Kings gang drawings.
When questioned by investigating officers, Tello admitted the marijuana in the lower bedroom belonged to him, according to the complaint. He also told investigators that he and his wife lived at the house, which was owned by his wife's mother, and did not pay rent.
The defendant later filed a motion seeking to suppress the materials seized in the search. The court denied the motion in a Sept. 21 ruling.
Willmar police remove guns from abandoned vehicle
WILLMAR -- Willmar police removed a .22-caliber pistol and a .22-caliber rifle Friday afternoon from an abandoned vehicle parked in the 800 block of Sixth Street Southwest. Police received a call from a resident about the vehicle. The doors of the vehicle were unlocked.
SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a report of the theft of $1,500 in cash and some checks from a residence in the 200 block of Summit Avenue in Spicer. The theft was reported Friday morning.
Jesus Gerardo Diaz Meraz, Willmar; Hermelinda Gallegos, Willmar
Robert Enriquez, Willmar; Veronica Montalvo, Willmar
Beau Michael Erickson, Willmar; Yesenia Lee Martin, Willmar
Willie Earl Holmes, Clara City; Cynthia May Rosa, Clara City
Corey Alan Van Stelten, Edgerton; Renae Lynn Post, Clara City
Benjamin David Westby, Taylors Falls; Rachel Ellen Erickson, New London