Man gets probation for cocaine possession

Published 11:48 pm Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Detroit Lakes man who possessed nearly 2 grams of cocaine in May 2016 at Harmony Park was placed on probation for five years Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Kody Jay Disney, 24, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree drug possession in February. He was given credit for one day in jail that he served on the charge.

Kody Jay Disney

Court documents state Disney was charged after Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on a routine patrol May 27, 2016, at Harmony Park, when they approached a group of four people and asked what they were doing.

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While the deputies spoke with the group, Disney reportedly took a step back and took off running.

Court documents state after Disney was taken to the ground by deputies, he retrieved an item and threw it in front of him.

Deputies reportedly located a vial containing a white powdery substance and $650 in cash from the ground in front of Disney.

The substance reportedly field tested positive for cocaine. A second test reportedly returned an ambiguous result.

In an initial test, the cocaine reportedly weighed 7.88 grams. A Bureau of Criminal Apprehension test later weighed the cocaine at 1.73 grams, said Freeborn County Attorney David Walker. He said the weight difference could have come from packaging. 

Disney was charged with third-degree cocaine possession, but that charge was reduced.

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