WORTHINGTON — Pheng Lee, 34, of Sacramento, California, will not serve prison time after being convicted Monday of first-degree drug sale.

Lee was arrested last October after a Nobles County deputy sheriff discovered about 150 pounds of marijuana in Lee's vehicle during a traffic stop. Lee was charged with first-degree drug possession and sale; the possession charge was dismissed as part of his plea bargain.

Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt sentenced Lee to 78 months in prison but granted him a stay of execution, meaning that if Lee abides by the terms of supervised probation for five years, he will not be required to serve time.

Lee was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, which he may work off through community service.

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