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Woman sentenced for helping run meth to White Earth

Zeegwunikay Warren, 23, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree controlled substance crime. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dismissed in a plea agreement.

According to court records, she was originally charged with felony first-degree controlled substance crime for her involvement in running meth from St. Cloud to White Earth. On Oct. 17, 2017 a special agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force had information that she was among three people driving to St. Cloud to buy meth to sell on the White Earth Reservation. Cell phone records indicated that their vehicle was in St. Cloud on Oct. 16 and was now heading back to Becker County.

The three had earlier been stopped by officers in Hennepin County and 139 grams of meth was found.

Their vehicle was pulled over for driving 75-80 mph on Highway 87 in Becker County, and more than 90 grams of meth was found, including 15.5 grams of meth found on Warren.

Warren appeared in court Nov. 26 before Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to 48 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed 25 years.

She was fined $700 plus $865 in court fees, and was ordered to serve 232 days in jail, with credit for 232 days served. She was ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare.

She was placed on supervised probation for 25 years.

The fifth-degree drug crime that was dismissed stems from a Sept. 14, 2017 incident. She was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by a deputy at 1:45 a.m. at the junction of Becker County roads 124 and 129. A plastic baggy with just under a gram of meth was found on the driver's side floor, and she admitted ownership.