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Montevideo man sentenced in drug case

WORTHINGTON -- William Tanhoff, 32, of Montevideo, was sentenced Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court on drug charges. Tanhoff initially faced three felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession and sale as well as a petty misdemeanor ...

WORTHINGTON - William Tanhoff, 32, of Montevideo, was sentenced Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court on drug charges.

Tanhoff initially faced three felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession and sale as well as a petty misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana, however the petty misdemeanor charge was later dismissed. A jury found Tanhoff guilty of three felony charges during a trial that ended June 19.

According to courts documents, Tanhoff was stopped by a Worthington Police officer while driving to Montevideo May 31. While the officer spoke with Tanhoff, he smelled a marijuana odor coming from inside the car and noticed Tanhoff was behaving in a strange manner. Tanhoff confessed he had a pipe in the center console of his car. The officer then proceeded to search the vehicle, where he found four pounds of marijuana and several baggies containing meth.

Tanhoff was arrested and taken to the Prairie Justice Center. He has a criminal history with a previous fifth-degree controlled substance conviction in Chippewa County in 2005.

Tanhoff was sentenced to one year and one day in jail on a stay of adjudication, with probation not to exceed five years probation. In addition, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail in three 60-day segments, with a possibility of waiving the last 120 days.  

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Worthington man faces drug charges

Terry Entinger, 42, of Worthington made his first appearance Tuesday in Nobles County District Court on a drug case.

Entinger faces three felony counts of fifth-degree possession, meth-related crimes involving children and drugs causing a child to ingest.

According to court records, several Worthington Police officers found Entinger in a motel room with meth while being accompanied by a baby and the baby’s mother June 12. The discovery was made after police pulled over an individual during a traffic stop. In that incident, the individual was found in possession of five grams of methamphetamine. During his conversation with the police, the man admitted he was staying in a Worthington motel. Officers got a warrant to search the motel room, where they found Entinger, along with a woman and baby, with meth present on a table and several child care items scattered in the room.

Entinger has a previous criminal record with incidents involving drugs. He has fifth-degree controlled substance convictions in Blue Earth County in 2013 and 2014. If convicted, Entinger could face a maximum sentence of five years in jail, a $10,000 fine or both.

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