Marcellus Beasley, 42, of Grand Forks was sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation for delivering 10 oxycodone pills to inmate Alicia Schrum, 29. Another inmate, Megann Garza-Chin, 27, helped set up the drug delivery, according to court documents.
Jessica Rae Baird is the fourth nurse this year in the Twin Cities area to face drug-related allegations. The highest-profile case involves a former Minneapolis nurse accused of stealing surgical pain medication from a patient before he had a kidney stone removed, and allegedly telling the screaming patient to 'man up.'
Woman already sentenced for trying to kill daughters An East Grand Forks mother who’s serving a 12-year sentence for trying to kill her two young daughters won’t have to do additional prison time for running an illegal business that reportedly distributed thousands of prescription weight-loss pills.
Joey Johnson pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess a controlled substance with the intent of distributing it. Authorities say he sold methamphetamine and marijuana in North Dakota and elsewhere in a seven-month stretch of 2009.
The 26-year-old Indiana man sent messages last month to deputy prosecutor Courtney Swank on her department-issued cell phone. They read "Roxy twenties fifteen" and "Hey buddy just wonderin if you needed any fortys."
A Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s deputy’s K-9 partner alerted to the trunk of the car the two men were in. Law enforcement officials seized approximately 15 pounds of processed marijuana from the trunk of the car.
Musician George Michael, whose hits include "Faith" and "Freedom," also received a 1,250 pound (about $2,000) fine and lost his driver's license for five years in addition to a jail sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.
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