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Police stop in DL leads to heroin sentencing

Brian Lee Sargeant, 32, of rural Mahnomen, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, he was a passenger in a car stopped Aug. 30 in Detroit Lakes, which resulted in more than 15 grams of heroin being found by officers.

Sargeant appeared March 5 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 27 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed 20 years. He must serve 60 days in jail, with credit for 49 days served. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,165 in court fees. He must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including for aftercare. He was placed on supervised probation for 20 years.