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Waubun man gets jail for having pills

A Waubun man was convicted and sentenced Aug. 10 in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge; a related felony count of receiving stolen property was dismissed.

Robert Wallace Keezer, 28, of 39648 County Highway 35, Waubun, was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of up to 10 years of supervised probation, a 120-day jail sentence, and payment of $4,364.34 in court fees, fines and restitution.

Keezer was one of two men accused of breaking into a resort on Jolly Fisherman Road in Becker County, sometime between Dec. 26 and Dec. 30, 2011.

According to the complaint, the resort owners came home on Dec. 30 and discovered that one of the doors to the resort had been kicked open. Inside, they found that numerous items had been stolen, including $3,000-$4,000 in cash and coins, two semi-automatic pistols, numerous liquor bottles, and two 4-wheelers as well as a wood splitter.

A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Keezer and Jeremy Jerome Person on charges of receiving stolen property.

When Keezer was being arrested, officers found six pills in his pocket containing methadone hydrochloride, for which he did not have a prescription. He was charged with a second felony count of fifth degree controlled substance crime-possession.