Drug laws vary from state to state. However, drug crimes are generally taken very seriously in Minnesota. Drug charges such as possession of cocaine can have a weighty impact on a person's life, resulting in jail terms and hefty fines. Whether the charges are for possession, dealing or otherwise, the consequences can be severe.
Such was the case for a Richfield man who was arrested for selling crack cocaine. The 31-year-old pleaded no contest to a felony cocaine delivery charge. He was sentenced to three years in prison for the drug crime conviction and fined $268. In addition, once released, he will serve six years of probation.