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Grand Forks man sentenced for ingesting meth, fleeing police

DEVILS LAKE--A Grand Forks man was sentenced Wednesday to jail time on drug charges after fleeing law enforcement. Lonnie Lee Falcon Jr., 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, ingesting a controlled substan...

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DEVILS LAKE-A Grand Forks man was sentenced Wednesday to jail time on drug charges after fleeing law enforcement.

Lonnie Lee Falcon Jr., 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, ingesting a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, and refusing to halt, a Class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and will receive 44 days credit for time served.

Police learned Falcon, who had several warrants out for his arrest, was in the Devils Lake area on Nov. 2, according to a news release from the Ramsey County state's attorney.

A vehicle police began to pursue on Nov. 2 did not immediately stop. After the driver of the vehicle pulled over, the passenger, later determined to be Falcon, fled on foot. Officers pursued him and took him into custody. Police found a gram of meth in his possession and Falcon tested positive for meth.

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