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Man gets jail, fine on drug charge

A Vergas man was recently granted a stay of sentence adjudication in Becker County District Court with regard to a felony drug possession charge.Benjamin Philip Buckley, 29, of 49196 Leek Lake Drive, Vergas, must complete up to five years of supervised probation, 30 days in jail, and pay $1,085 in court fines and fees. If he successfully completes probation, the charge will be dismissed.

Buckley was originally charged in connection with an Aug. 28, 2012, incident at a Detroit Lakes residence.

Buckley was inside the residence when a search warrant was executed in relation to an incident involving the home’s owner, and he was found to be in possession of a half gram of methamphetamine.