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Third person in Bagley bust sentenced

BAGLEY -- The third of five people arrested for selling methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drugs in Clearwater County was sentenced Wednesday.

Eric Dacus, 39, of Bagley was convicted of one count of felony second-degree controlled substance sale. Dacus was sentenced to 58 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. He was credited with 86 days time served and must pay $1,100 in restitution. Dacus plead guilty to the charge June 4.

Dacus sold methamphetamine to an informant in Bagley in late February, court documents said. Dacus faced a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.

Linda Sue Elam, 45, of Clearbrook was sentenced June 4 for one count of felony fourth-degree sale to 45 days in the Clearwater County Jail and credited with 23 days time served. She was placed on 15 years supervised probation and ordered to pay a $325 fine. She plead guilty to the charge April 30.

Steven Wade Tanner, 26, of Bagley was convicted May 28 in Clearwater County district court on one count of felony fifth-degree drug sale and one count of fourth-degree drug sale. Tanner was sentenced to 45 days in the Clearwater County Jail and placed on five years supervised probation for the fifth-degree charge and 15 years probation for the second charge. He was ordered to pay $95 in fines. Tanner plead guilty May 7.

Martin Norgaard, 22, of Shevlin and Thomas Shook, 44, of Bagley also had court appearances scheduled Wednesday. Shook plead not guilty June 4 and has a pre-trial scheduled for July 23. Martin plead guilty June 4 and does not have a future court date scheduled.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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