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DL man sentenced for selling marijuana

Perry Lee Heinonen Sr., 49, of 25371 Brandy Lake Boulevard, Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for selling marijuana.

On Aug. 25, 2007, law enforcement agents with a search warrant found 179 grams of marijuana at his home. They also found $1,488 in cash, some of it marked as drug buy money, along with a digital scale, drug ledgers and packaging items.

Also, while they were there, a man came to the door looking to buy marijuana. He told officers he had purchased marijuana from Heinonen three or four times a year for the past five or six years, according to court records.

He was sentenced Wednesday by District Judge Peter Irvine, who stayed imposition of sentencing for five years and placed him on supervised probation.

He was ordered to serve 60 days in jail, with work releases and STS privileges granted. He was fined $1,000 plus court fees and a $130 fee for a chemical use assessment.