A.L. man sentenced to 5 years of probation in drug bust

Published 10:00 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

An Albert Lea man charged after police found more than 23 grams of cocaine and dozens of baggies of marijuana at his home last April was placed on unsupervised probation for up to five years Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

Billy Adams

Billy Jamelle Adams, 35, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree marijuana possession in February. He was given a stayed two-year prison sentence.

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While on probation, Adams will not be allowed to possess firearms, ammunition or explosives, and must have no alcohol or controlled substance use, submit to random testing and follow other requirements.

He was sentenced to 329 days in jail and was given credit for 329 days served.

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

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.

Adams was charged with second-degree cocaine possession, but that charge was dismissed per the plea agreement.

Caballero, 33, was charged with second-degree cocaine possession and fifth-degree marijuana possession in connection with the case, but those charges were dismissed.

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