Arrested near Richwood, man gets 18 months for meth
Anthony Lee Prellwitz, 41, of Breckenridge, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
A gross misdemeanor charge of bringing contraband into jail was dismissed in a plea agreement.
According to court records, at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 28, a tribal police officer was dispatched to an area east of Richwood on a report of a vehicle in the ditch with its lights on.
Prellwitz was in the driver's seat and appeared to be sleeping. When he talked to the officer his speech was slurred and his motor skills were slow. He failed sobriety tests, and when a breath test came up at zero percent, the officer applied the Rohmberg test for controlled substances.
Prellwitz failed that test and was arrested. A warrant was obtained and his blood was drawn at Essentia St. Mary's Hospital. It was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for testing. At the jail, 1.2 grams of meth was found hidden in his boot liner.
Prellwitz appeared in Becker County District Court May 23 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced him to 18 months in prison at St. Cloud. He was ordered to pay a $50 fine and $215 courts fees.