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Fillmore County Court Report - 12/12/11


Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
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On Monday, December 5, 2011, Adam Richard Laine, 29, of Lanesboro, and his wife Heather Melissa Laine, 38, of Lanesboro, appeared before Judge Robert Benson in the Fillmore County District Court for sentencing. Both Adam and Melissa had been charged with allegedly selling and manufacturing methamphetamines stemming from an incident in January 2011. The Laines sold powdered methamphetamines to an undercover informant on two occasions. A search of their home turned up materials use to cook the drug, and two minor children.

Both were found guilty of 3rd Degree Drug use, sale of a narcotic, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, $250,000, or both. Both received 21 months in a correctional facility for this charge, with credit for 301 days already served. They were also found guilty of 2nd Degree drugs, sale of three or more grams. For this charge, Heather received 69 months, with credit for 301 days served. Adam received 58 months, with credit for 301 days served.

Both of them must submit a DNA sample, as well as pay restitution and fees totaling $21,623.24.

Making a first appearance before Judge Benson on December 5, 2011, was Russell William Dahlke, 23, of Preston. Dahlke had been charged with one count of Burglary in the first degree, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, $35,000, or both. He was also charged with two counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of burglary in the third degree, all from an incident on December 3, 2011, when Dahlke allegedly broke into a home in Preston. A woman heard noises like someone was trying to break in a window and she called the police. Police found two screens from windows lying on the ground, and an open door. Dahlke ran out of the home, was chased by a police officer, and eventually taken into custody. He told police he had seen someone try to break into his own home and followed him there, trying to find out who it was.

Dahlke was given $3,000 conditional bail and $20,000 unconditional. He must not go within 500 feet of the address where he was found.

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