Minnesota teen sentenced to probation for receiving pot in the mailMinnesota NewsA 19-year-old woman here has been sentenced for receiving about 10 pounds of marijuana in the mail in September.
By: By Gretchen Schlosser , Pierce County Herald
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 19-year-old woman here has been sentenced for receiving about 10 pounds of marijuana in the mail in September.
Vanessa Marie Garza, of Willmar, was arrested after a postal inspector detected a suspicious package, alerted drug task force agents and then delivered the package to her home.
After receiving the package, Garza was stopped by police who also found in her purse receipts for money orders for $450 and $700 and a slip of paper containing the Express Mail tracking numbers for the packages.
Garza was sentenced Monday to five years of probation, a $1,000 fine and 30 days in the county jail on a fifth-degree drug possession charge.
As part of a plea agreement, another fifth-degree drug charge was dismissed and she received a stay of adjudication.
Under a stay of adjudication, no conviction will appear on her record if she successfully completes terms of her sentence.
Gretchen Schlosser is a reporter at the West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minn., which is owned by Forum Communications Co.