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Inmate charged with attempting to sneak meth into jail

News Hastings,Minnesota 55033
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Inmate charged with attempting to sneak meth into jail
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A female being booked the Dakota County Jail apparently tried to bring some methamphetamine with her. 43-year-old Kimberlee Jo Halvorson of Eden Prairie is facing charges of a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession) and introducing contraband - drug/liquor into jail, prison following an April 23, 2012, incident. According to the criminal complaint, as Halvorson was being booked into the jail, she was searched by a correctional deputy. The deputy removed some paperwork from Halvorson's jeans. Inside the paperwork she found a crystal-like substance that appeared to be methamphetamine.

Halvorson reportedly told the guard she was going to "get rid of it."

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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