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Bagley man convicted of drug sale, four others await sentencing

BAGLEY -- The first of five people arrested for selling methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drugs in Clearwater County has been sentenced.

Steven Wade Tanner, 26, of Bagley was convicted Wednesday 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 for the charges and has been placed on five years supervised probation for the fifth-degree charge and 15 years probation for the second charge. Tanner has been credited with 30 days time served. He must pay $95 in fines.

Tanner sold Clonazepam to a confidential informant in Bagley in February, according to the court documents. He was facing a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of $100,000. The five defendants were arrested simultaneously at two Bagley residences and a Shevlin location in April.

Martin Norgaard, 22, of Shevlin and Thomas Shook, 44, Eric Dacus, 39 and Linda Elam, 45, of Bagley are scheduled for court appearances on Wednesday, June 4.

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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