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Pipestone man sentenced to 85 months; Worthington resident gets 3 years probation

Two individuals were sentenced recently in criminal cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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WORTHINGTON — Two individuals were sentenced recently in criminal cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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Three individuals were sentenced recently in Nobles County Fifth District Courts in cases previously reported on by The Globe.
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David Busch, 50, was sentenced on Aug. 17 in Pipestone County Fifth District Court after being found guilty of first-degree possession of a controlled substance during a July jury trial.

Busch was arrested after the Buffalo Ridge Drug and Violent Crime Task Force received an anonymous tip in February, which resulted in an investigation and eventual charges against the Pipestone resident.

Busch was sentenced to 85 months in a Minnesota correctional facility, with 140 days credit for time already served. A charge of storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of an adult or vulnerable child was dismissed.

In Nobles County Fifth District Court, Erik Tomas-Juarez, 24, of Worthington was convicted of one count of perjury.

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Tomas-Juarez was charged with felony counts of forgery and purgery in April, after a Texas caller informed local law enforcement he believed someone was using his identity.

Tomas-Juarez entered a guilty plea and was granted a stay of imposition to complete three years of supervised probation, after which, his sentence will result in a misdemeanor conviction. All other charges were dismissed, per the plea agreement.

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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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