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Vergas man sentenced for meth possession

Riley Daniel Doyle, 19, of rural Vergas has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on June 11, 2018, he was pulled over by a state trooper on Highway 10 in Becker County for a burned-out headlight. The trooper smelled marijuana and saw marijuana in a door handle of the vehicle.

Then the trooper heard Doyle and a woman discussing whether she had grabbed something before exiting the vehicle. She said "It's only like a gram." The trooper searched and found 1.77 grams of meth, along with a digital scale, rolling papers, microbaggies and a meth pipe. Doyle admitted the meth belonged to them.

He appeared in court March 13 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who stayed adjudication and continued the case.

He was ordered to serve 15 days in jail, with credit granted for two days served. Work release privileges were granted, per jail policy.

He was fined $1,000, plus $1,165 in court fees, and ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random testing, get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all the recommendations, including aftercare. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.

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