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Menahga woman found guilty in meth trial

A Menahga woman was convicted of a Third Degree Controlled Substance Crime following a two-day jury trial in Hubbard County.

Sandra Lori Monroe, 51, was found guilty of possessing methamphetamine.

Upon the guilty verdict, Monroe was immediately remanded into custody.

"At sentencing the state will be requesting that Ms. Monroe be committed to the Commissioner of Corrections pursuant to a guideline sentence which would be 33 months," said a news release issued by the Hubbard County Attorney's office.

Assistant Hubbard County Attorney Erika Randall and Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne prosecuted the case.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 21.

Monroe has a previous felony drug conviction in 2008 involving meth.

Numerous agencies participated in the investigation, including the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department, Park Rapids Po-lice Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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