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Man sentenced to jail time, probation for pot sale

WORTHINGTON -- Bill Nguyen, 28, of Bloomington was sentenced in a drug possession case after pleading guilty to felony second-degree drug sale -- 10 kilos or more of marijuana within a 90-day period.

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Bill Nguyen

WORTHINGTON - Bill Nguyen, 28, of Bloomington was sentenced in a drug possession case after pleading guilty to felony second-degree drug sale - 10 kilos or more of marijuana within a 90-day period.

An additional charge was dismissed during the plea hearing.

Fifth Judicial District Judge Terry Vajgrt sentenced Nguyen to a 48-month stayed prison sentence. Nguyen will serve 120 days in jail and is eligible for work release and good time if earned. Following his jail time, Nguyen will be on probation for three years, during which he will pay a $1,000 fine and abstain from alcohol and drugs.

Nguyen had a clean record prior to his arrest.
“I am ashamed of myself,” said Nguyen during his statement, describing his crime as “the worst mistake I have ever made.” He added that his arrest and sentence is “the boot to the butt I needed to put me back on track in life.”

Vajgrt agreed Nguyen’s crime was “a very dumb thing to do” and said Nguyen’s statement seemed sincere. He encouraged Nguyen to do fulfill all the terms of his probation and make better choices in the future.

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