Alexandria woman convicted on felony drug sale charges

Natasha Heggestad was sentenced to four years of probation and a $1,000 fine.

Natasha Heggestad

WORTHINGTON — Alexandria resident Natasha Heggestad, 29, was convicted of second degree drug sale in Nobles County Fifth District Court, for unlawfully possessing ten or more kilos of marijuana with the intent to sell.

Heggestad was arrested back in late January of 2021, when during a traffic stop, a K-9 unit indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle Heggestad was driving. Heggestad was charged with five felony-level charges, with the drug sale being the most serious.

Having entered a guilty plea, Heggestad was sentenced with a stay of execution and placed under four years of supervised probation. The other charges were dismissed as per the plea agreement and Heggestad has also been given a $1,000 fine.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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