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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Minnesota: Former Assistant Crime Lab Director Avoids Prison for Stealing Cocaine

From TwinCities.com: (St. Paul Pioneer Press): "A former assistant director of Minnesota's crime lab was sentenced Friday (July 8) to one year in the Ramsey County workhouse — a far lighter sentence than possible — for stealing 2 pounds of cocaine from an evidence locker to feed his own addiction.  Judge Salvador Rosas sentenced David Bruce Petersen to seven years in prison, but that sentence was stayed pending completion of an unusually long term of 30 years' probation.  With good behavior, the judge said, he will consider allowing Petersen to leave the workhouse after three to six months and be subject to home confinement for the remainder of the year. Rosas also gave Petersen credit for four days served, a $3,000 fine and said he must abstain from all nonprescribed drugs and alcohol and submit to drug testing." Story... [Mark Godsey]

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