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California woman pleads guilty to transporting nearly 100 pounds of pot across southwest Minnesota


A Stockton, Calif. woman has reached a plea deal with the state for her involvement in transporting nearly 100 pounds of marijuana through southwest Minnesota last year.

According to court documents, Maily Her, 40, pleaded guilty this week in Cottonwood County District Court to second-degree drug possession.

If Her is sentenced in accordance to the agreement, she’ll likely receive a stay of imposition (assuming she has a zero criminal history score), 180 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. SHe’ll need to complete 10 years of supervised probation and return to Minnesota to truthfully testify if co-defendant Thong Vang’s case goes to trial.

Vang — whose case is still pending — was also arrested last December after being accused of driving a decoy vehicle to alert Her of law enforcement's location as the duo allegedly trafficked 94 pounds of marijuana cross-country. According to the complaint, Her’s spare tire was allegedly located in Vang’s vehicle in a suspected effort to provide additional space to conceal marijuana.

A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered.

Her’s sentencing is preliminarily scheduled for Jan. 29, 2019 in Cottonwood County District Court.