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DL woman sentenced for stealing friend's pain pills

Sally Maree Kaml, 35, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary.

According to court records, on Jan. 1, 2018, a deputy went to a home in Becker County on a complaint that Kaml had entered the home through a dog door and stolen 22 Oxycodone-Acetaminophen pills.

The home belonged to a friend of hers, and the two had planned to go bowling together. Instead, Kaml called the friend at the bowling alley after she entered through the dog door and saw a security system. She called wondering if police were coming. She said she entered the home because she thought she heard a baby crying inside. Kaml was caught on security video entering the home.

Kaml appeared in court March 28 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who stayed imposition of sentence and placed her on supervised probation for 10 years. She was ordered to serve two days in jail, with credit granted for two days served.

She was fined $50, plus $140 in court fees, and ordered to complete the Becker-Clay County Drug Court. She was ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.

In a separate case, Kaml was sentenced for felony first-degree burglary for an Aug. 6, 2018, theft of prescription pain pills. She had been caught in a family home after coming in alone and unannounced. She had been seen going through pill bottles there in the past, and video showed her stealing a bottle of Hydrocodone.

She received a stay of adjudication and the case was continued. She must successfully complete Becker-Clay Drug Court, pay a $50 fine and $140 in court fees. Credit was granted for two days served in jail.