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Woman Receives Suspended Sentence

Heather Ann Martell was sentenced for the charge of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia during a hearing in district court on Tuesday, July 23.

She was originally charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

During the hearing on July 23, she changed her plea to guilty to the drug paraphernalia charge. At that time, she admitted to having a baggie with residue of an illegal substance while in Roosevelt County on March 22.

District Judge David J. Cybulski agreed to the joint plea agreement of a threemonth suspended sentence. She received credit for seven days served. She was fined $400, which shall be satisfied by an equal value donation of nonperishable food to a food bank in Wolf Point.

The criminal possession of dangerous drugs charge was dismissed.

Cybulski wished Martell good luck and mentioned that he feels that the defendant was fortunate with the deal she received.

“Learn from it and don’t get into trouble again,” the judge said.

Martell answered, “I’ve learned from it.”

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