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Springfield man receives prison sentence for meth possession

WORTHINGTON -- A Springfield man was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine at a Worthington hotel. Richard A. Friessen, 57, received a 15-month stay of execution after being convicted of the felony...

WORTHINGTON -- A Springfield man was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine at a Worthington hotel.

Richard A. Friessen, 57, received a 15-month stay of execution after being convicted of the felony fifth-degree drug charge Tuesday in Nobles County District Court. The execution is to be stayed for five-years of supervised probation.

Friessen’s 180-day prison sentence was divided into three 60-day increments, and as of Tuesday’s sentencing, he had already satisfied the first increment. The others may be abated at the request of probation.

Friessen was also ordered to pay a $500 fine on the May 2017 offense in which an officer discovered .5 grams of methamphetamine inside a yellow envelope hidden in a phone book at a Worthington hotel.

Two other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.  

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