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By Tim Leeds 

From the Courts: District Court - Woman placed on probation for drugs found in car


December 13, 2018

A woman was placed on probation after she pleaded guilty to drug offenses stemming from a search of a vehicle in which she was sleeping on a bitterly cold night.

District Judge Jon Oldenburg imposed an 18-month deferred imposition of sentence on Mercedes McDowell Dec. 4 for a felony count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

She pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 29 in a plea agreement which dismissed another felony count of possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of drug and drug paraphernalia possession.

If she does not violate conditions of her release, after she serves the f...

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