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One sentenced on felony charges

One person was sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court. Aaron Lawrence Marsalek, 31, 514 Ninth Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges are Class C felonies. ...

One person was sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.

Aaron Lawrence Marsalek, 31, 514 Ninth Ave. SE, pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges are Class C felonies. He also pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor.

He was accused of possessing methamphetamines and equipment used to handle drugs other than marijuana in the felony charges. The misdemeanor charges included possessing marijuana and possession of equipment used to make, process or use a controlled substance. The charges were all related to a Sept. 2 incident.

Judge John Greenwood sentenced Marsalek to 32 days in the Stutsman County Jail on each of the felony charges and the Class A misdemeanor and 30 days for the Class B misdemeanor with credit for two days already served. All four sentences were to be served concurrently.

He was also ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and placed on two years' supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $25 victim-witness fee on each of the four charges for a total of $100.

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A Class C felony is punishable by five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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