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Colorado man receives probation, fine after pot sale conviction

WORTHINGTON -- A Colorado man was found guilty of felony fifth-degree drug sale Wednesday in Nobles County District Court after being the passenger of a vehicle containing 6.4 pounds of marijuana products in heat-sealed bags.

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WORTHINGTON -- A Colorado man was found guilty of felony fifth-degree drug sale Wednesday in Nobles County District Court after being the passenger of a vehicle containing 6.4 pounds of marijuana products in heat-sealed bags.  

Sean W. Linton, 23, of Denver, Colo., received a stay of imposition, to be stayed for three years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

If successful on probation, the conviction will be recorded as a misdemeanor-level offense.

“You have a chance to avoid a felony,” said Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt. “For a young person that wants to pursue a career, that’s a big deal.”

Should no agreement be reached, an October jury trial has been tentatively set for Samuel O. Lokenye, 24, of Apple Valley - the driver of the December 2017 traffic stop by a Worthington police officer.

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