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DL man gets 41 months in prison for selling cocaine to informant

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

John Howard Smith, 44, of 612 West Lake Drive, Apt. 3, Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for selling cocaine.

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According to court records:

On June 30, 2008, a confidential reliable informant working for the Becker County Sheriff's Department paid Smith $300 for what turned out to be 2.3 grams of cocaine.

The next day, the informant paid Smith $350 for what turned out to be 2.4 grams of cocaine.

Smith appeared in Becker County District Court Wednesday, where District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 41 months in prison, with credit for time served. He was fined $50 plus court fees, to be taken from his prison earnings.

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