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Herrick sentenced to 20 years on drug charges

A former Dickinson woman who was a fugitive from law enforcement before being arrested for methamphetamine possession in June was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court earlier this month on charges stemming from her Stark County drug a...

A former Dickinson woman who was a fugitive from law enforcement before being arrested for methamphetamine possession in June was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court earlier this month on charges stemming from her Stark County drug arrest.

Alysia Herrick, 30, of Dickinson, was charged in the state court system with a Class A felony of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver when she was discovered with one-quarter of an ounce of meth and an additional amount in her vehicle after a traffic stop June 4 in rural Stark County.

That same stop also resulted in a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Herrick was already wanted by the authorities at the time of the drug arrest for violating a pre-sentence order and a Stark County warrant for a Class C felony of theft of property after allegedly stealing $1,100 in merchandise from the Dickinson Runnings store in March.

Herrick was convicted Nov. 12 in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute meth, as well as tampering with a witness.

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Herrick received a sentence of 10 years for each charge.

The state-level drug charges were dismissed Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse.

The theft charge and a potential agreement will be discussed further, and will be next heard at a pretrial conference set for Dec. 23.

Man accused of escaping from prison work release accepts plea deal

Belfield resident Michael Jones, 20, was charged with the Class C felony of escape when he failed to return to the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center while on temporary work release while serving a sentence in mid-September.

Jones accepted an agreement at a pretrial conference Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse to plead guilty to the lesser charge of a Class B misdemeanor of escape in exchange for serving a straight sentence of 366 days with no probation and payment of a $325 fine.

The prosecution agreed to grant Jones 79 days of time served.

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