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Rochester woman gets 30 years probation on drug charges

November 10, 2018

A Rochester woman will be on probation for 30 years after pleading guilty Thursday to two felony drug charges.

Jenny Lynn Dee, 47, pleaded guilty in Olmsted County District Court to felony charges of first-degree sales within a 90-day period and first-degree controlled substance crime. The two charges are from separate cases.

In both cases, Judge Kathy Wallace sentenced Dee to 30 years of supervised probation. Wallace handed down two stayed prison sentences of 65 and 85 months.

The felony sales charge stems from an incident in November 2017 when Dee sold a confidential reliable information nearly 26 grams of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

In that case, a felony charge of second-degree possession of 25 grams or more of meth was dismissed.

The controlled substance charge is a result of a search warrant executed in February at a Rochester resident where Dee had been living for the past three or four years.

Investigators with the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team found Dee in the home on Feb. 20 along with three children and a unresponsive woman, according to court documents.

In one of the home’s bedrooms, investigators found a bag containing just under 28 grams of meth, a bag with 1.2 grams of heroin and two small bags containing a total of 1.12 grams of meth, according to court documents. Investigators also found marijuana, pills and paraphernalia.

Dee told a detective that she was not a drug dealer and simply “takes care of people,” according to court documents. She also admitted there was heroin in her room but could not remember if she had any meth.

In that case, felony charges of second-degree controlled substance crime possession of 25 grams or more containing meth, fifth-degree controlled substance crime possession and drugs – store meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child were dismissed. A gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment possession of a controlled substance was also dismissed.

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