District Court

An International Falls woman was recently sentenced in Koochiching County District Court to more than four years of prison on drug charges.

Jessica L. Houska, 35, was sentenced May 29 by District Judge Charles H. LeDuc on felony third-degree possession of a narcotic drug other than heroin and felony first-degree drug sales — 17 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine within 90 day period.

She was sentenced on the possession charge to 33 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility, Shakopee.

She was sentenced to 56 months at the facility, which is to be served concurrently with the other sentence.

Other sentences

In addition, the following people have also recently been sentenced by LeDuc for felony or aggravated misdemeanor crimes. The information is provided to The Journal by court staff.

Megan A. Dueck, 31, International Falls, was sentenced June 10 for felony second-degree drugs — sale 10 grams or more narcotic other than heroin with 90 day period.

She was given a stay of imposition of sentence and ordered to serve 30 days jail, with credit for two days served. She was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to pay $900 in court fees. She must serve 24 hours with the Sentencing to Serve program and ordered to follow the recommendations of an evaluation and an assessment.

She must submit to random tests and searches, and may not use mood-altering drugs. She must provide a DNA sample to the state and may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. She may not register to vote or vote until she is discharged from probation and her civil rights are fully restored.

Tim R. Grover, 25, International Falls, was sentenced June 10 for felony third-degree assault.

He was given a stay of imposition of sentence and ordered to serve 60 days jail. He was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to serve 80 hours with the Sentencing to Serve program.

He was ordered to follow the recommendations of evaluations and assessments, and to complete a court program. He may have no contact with the victim/s and pay restitution to be determined. He may not use alcohol or controlled substances and must submit to random tests and searches. He must provide a DNA sample to the state and may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. He may not register to vote or vote until he is discharged from probation and his civil rights are fully restored.

Jeffrey A. Raboin, 34, International Falls, was sentenced June 11 for felony solicit child or believed to be a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct.

He was given a stay of imposition of sentence and ordered to serve 60 days jail, with credit for 40 days served. He was placed on three years supervised probation and ordered to pay $425 court fees. He was ordered to follow the recommendations of evaluations and may have no access or use of the internet without court approval.

He may have no unsupervised contact with people under age 18 and may not use alcohol or controlled substances. He must submit to random tests and searches and serve 40 hours community work service. He must provide a DNA sample to the state and may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. He may not register to vote or vote until he is discharged from probation and his civil rights are fully restored.

Jeremy P. Noyes, 44, International Falls, was sentenced June 10 for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor second-degree test refusal.

On the felony, he was given a stay of imposition of sentence and ordered to serve 90 days jail, with credit for six days served. He was placed on three years probation to the court and ordered to pay $1,200 fine and court fees. He was ordered to serve 80 hours with the Sentencing to Serve program and may not use alcohol or controlled substances. He must submit to random tests and searches. He may not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives and may not register to vote or vote until he is discharged from probation and his civil rights are fully restored.

On the gross misdemeanor, he was ordered to serve one year jail and pay a $3,000 fine, all of which was stayed on court conditions. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Andrew L. Stavish, 38, International Falls, was sentenced June 10 for gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation — posing a risk to public safety.

He was sentenced to one year jail, with credit for two days served, and $3,350 fine and court fees. All but 10 days jail and $600 was stayed on court conditions and he was placed on two years supervised probation. He was ordered to serve 32 hours with the Sentencing to Serve program.

Adam C. Kittelson, 44, Roseau, was sentenced May 28 for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct — non-consensual sex contact.

He was sentenced to one one year jail and $3,100 fine and court fees. The jail time and all but $150 were stayed on court conditions and he was placed on three years supervised probation. He was ordered to complete an evaluation and enroll in a court program.

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