WORTHINGTON — A Mankato man has been convicted of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine during a June traffic stop in Worthington.
Thavon Chairakoun, 32, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, which is to be stayed for three years of supervised probation. He served one day in jail following his arrest for possessing 2.1 grams of marijuana, 0.83 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia. No additional jail time is required. He will perform 40 hours of community work service.
Mention was made during his Tuesday sentencing of the life of addiction he's lived and his several trips to treatment centers. The prosecution and court didn't argue that he's made treatment progress since his June arrest.
Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore issued Chairakoun a warning that his criminal history score indicates a likely prison commitment should another similar offense occur in the future.
Four other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.