Jail time issued for drug charge

Published 9:34am Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Updated 11:36am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Pelican Rapids man who was involved in a drug sale last year was sentenced Monday in Otter Tail County District Court.

Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan, 20, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of supervised probation for felony fifth-degree drug sales. He pleaded guilty Jan. 21.

District Judge Waldemar Senyk issued a stay of adjudication, which is essentially a deal with the court and defendant which allows an admitted guilty party to have the opportunity to never be formally convicted of the crime as long as the defendant agrees to abide by the court’s guidelines.

According to the criminal complaint, Hassan sold one gram of tetrahydrocannabinol hash to an informant of the West Central Drug Task Force March 5, 2013, in Pelican Rapids.

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