Lakefield man sentenced for drug possessionWORTHINGTON — Less than a month after he was sentenced in Jackson County for second-degree controlled substance sale, Roland Ybarra, 28, of Lakefield, was sentenced in Nobles County District Court for fifth-degree controlled substance possession.
WORTHINGTON — Less than a month after he was sentenced in Jackson County for second-degree controlled substance sale, Roland Ybarra, 28, of Lakefield, was sentenced in Nobles County District Court for fifth-degree controlled substance possession.
The 21-month sentence in the Nobles County case is to be served concurrently with the 108-month Jackson County sentence.
Ybarra pleaded guilty in both counties, getting at least 11 felony charges dropped between the two cases in the plea agreement process. When asked if he had anything to say during the hearing Monday morning, Ybarra declined to comment.
Judge Jeffrey Flynn told Ybarra that his criminal history score, at 6 points, was already at the high end of the sentencing guidelines scale.
“With your criminal history score, if you tear the tag off a mattress after this, you’re going to spend your life in prison,” Flynn added.
The Jackson County charges came after Ybarra and his brother made several methamphetamine sales to a confidential informant earlier this year.
While out on $20,000 bail, Ybarra ended up in trouble again, along with a different brother.
The two men and a woman were arrested in June after being involved in purchases made with a stolen credit card.
The men were charged with financial card fraud, and Ybarra was also charged for possessing 2.9 grams of meth.
All the card fraud charges were dismissed in the plea bargain.
Ybarra was also given credit for the 79 days he served in the county jail while awaiting court procedures.
He was ordered to pay $296 in restitution jointly with his co-defendants.
His brother, who pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property last week, was sentenced to serve 90 days in the county jail. With credit for time served, that sentence is already complete.