Man pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Published 1:39 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Albert Lea man charged after police found more than 23 grams of cocaine at his home last April pleaded guilty to fifth-degree marijuana possession Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

Sentencing for Billy Jamelle Adams, 34, is sentenced for June 15.

Officers found 73 baggies that contained about 104 grams of marijuana on April 14, 2016, at a home Adams shared with Angelita Maria Caballero, according to court reports.

Billy Adams

Billy Adams

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Freeborn County Attorney David Walker said Adams had witnesses who would have testified he lived elsewhere.

Several baggies of cocaine and marijuana were reportedly found during the search. The cocaine reportedly field-tested as 23.6 grams.

Police found marijuana in a vehicle Caballero and Adams were riding in during a traffic stop earlier that day.

Caballero, 33, of Albert Lea, is facing charges of second-degree cocaine possession and fifth-degree marijuana possession in connection with the incident. A plea hearing is scheduled for June 15.

Walker expects Adams’s presumptive sentence to be nearly two years in prison. Adams is charged with second-degree cocaine possession in connection with the case, but that is expected to be dismissed at sentencing, Walker said.

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