Coon Rapids man gets 40 years probation for selling cocaine

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A Coon Rapids man, accused of selling cocaine to a confidential informant, has had prison time stayed after pleading guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony charge.

The court Dec. 10 stayed a 134-month prison sentence for Dennis Lee Richardson, 65, who had entered a guilty plea to a first-degree controlled substance charge.

Instead, Richardson was placed on probation for 40 years, but he was jailed for 365 days, with credit for 20 days already served, and fined $500.

Probation conditions include complete treatment and aftercare, random urinalysis and breath testing on demand at his own expense, supply DNA sample and no use of mood-altering chemicals or alcohol. See more in Editor Peter Bodley’s ABC Newspapers story.


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