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Woman sentenced for furnishing alcohol to teens

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI - A Cass Lake woman has been sentenced for providing alcohol to teenagers.

Angela Lee Jacobs, 32, was convicted of gross misdemeanor liquor - purchase/sell/barter/furnish/give to someone under the age of 21. She was sentenced to one year in jail with 259 days stayed for two years.

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She must serve 106 days in jail but was given credit for 106 days already served. A $750 fine was stayed for two years. She must pay $160 in fees.

She was sentenced July 19 by Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye.

According to the criminal complaint, Jacobs on Nov. 18, 2011, purchased a bottle of Bacardi rum and gave it to her 13-year-old daughter and two of her daughter's friends, 13 and 14 years old, who were spending the night.

When the 13-year-old friend returned home the next morning, his mother suspected he had been drinking and called law enforcement, the complaint states. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood-alcohol content of .054.

Deputies responded to Jacobs' home. The daughter's blood-alcohol content was .135, based on a preliminary breath test, the complaint states. Jacobs was arrested.

The other friend was soon found at his home with a .08 blood-alcohol content based on a preliminary breath test, the complaint states.

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