Man gets 25 years of probation in meth sale

Published 4:26 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016

An Albert Lea man was placed on probation for up to 25 years Friday in Freeborn County District Court for providing methamphetamine in an undercover drug sting in 2014.

Nathan Register

Nathan Register

Nathan Dale Register, 36, pleaded guilty in September to aiding and abetting a second-degree drug sale.

He was given a stayed sentence of more than four years in prison and was given credit for 106 days served. Register must complete 80 hours of service work.

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Register reportedly provided approximately 12.5 grams of a crystalline substance that appeared to be meth on May 19, 2014, to Julia Severson at the former Ramsey School parking lot in the presence of an undercover detective. Severson reportedly delivered it to the undercover detective.

The crystalline substance was found to not contain meth, but under Minnesota law it is illegal to sell a substance as meth — even if it isn’t actually the drug.

According to court documents, Severson was charged with first-degree sale of meth and aiding and abetting first-degree sale of meth, but those charges were dismissed in April 2015 as part of a plea agreement involving a separate case.

Register was originally charged with first-degree sale of meth, but that charge was dismissed with a plea deal.


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