Man pleads not guilty to selling meth near park

Published 4:46 pm Saturday, April 29, 2017

An Albert Lea man who allegedly sold methamphetamine to an informant last year near Morin Park pleaded not guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

David Frank Nolan, 37, is charged with second-degree drug sale in a park zone.

David Nolan

Court documents state Nolan was charged after agents with the South Central Drug Task Force conducted a confidential informant purchase of meth from Nolan on Nov. 9. Nolan allegedly provided 4 grams of meth to a third party and the informant in the parking lot of the Albert Lea Eagles Club, within 300 feet of Morin Park.

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A settlement conference is scheduled for June 1, and a jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 29, if the case has not been settled by then.

In two other files, Nolan is charged with third-degree drug possession in a school or park zone. Nolan was placed on probation for up to 20 years and received a stay of imposition sentence on one file in December. A probation violation has since beenĀ alleged, and a settlement conference on the file is scheduled for June 1. A settlement conference in the other file is also scheduled for June 1.

Second-degree drug sale carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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