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DL woman sentenced for meth possession

Cynthia Melanie Crosby, 58, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on Feb. 15, 2017, she was waiting at the Detroit Lakes Amtrak station to pick up a passenger being watched by the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Law enforcement had been informed that a person was bringing a large quantity of meth on the train to Detroit Lakes early that morning.

The suspect got off the train and walked over to the parked car occupied by Crosby. Questioned by police, she admitted there was a meth pipe in her purse. Officers also found a half-gram of meth in her purse.

On Oct. 30, Crosby appeared before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to a year and a day in prison at Shakopee and ordered her to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served. She can serve her time half in jail and half at home on electronic monitoring at her own expense. She must pay $1,165 in court fees and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.