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Woman pleads guilty to distributing controlled substance

FARMINGTON — A Farmington woman faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing a controlled substance.

Patricia Davis, 45, pleaded guilty last week to distribution of a controlled substance — Klonopin — and possession of a controlled substance — meth.

According to court records, Farmington police officers responded to a verbal dispute between family members on April 20. When officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the residence, the male told authorities that Davis gave him Klonopin pills as his birthday present.

Officers then searched Davis’ home and found meth, marijuana, prescribed medications and drug paraphernalia.

Circuit Court Judge Sandra Martinez ordered a presentence investigation report be completed by the State Board of Probation and Parole. She set formal sentencing for May 6.

In other cases, Steven Casteel, 31, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute — meth. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance — meth. He could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

Joshua Coonce, 21, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. According to court records, Coonce altered a prescription for Vicodin.

Raymond Freeman, 20, of Valles Mines, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation he received for first-degree tampering with a vehicle. Freeman also pleaded guilty to a new charge of attempting to commit the offense of stealing.

Kelli Clark, 21, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to issuing a bad check.

Stephanie Hook, 22, of Festus, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to forgery. The sentence will run consecutively to the sentence she is currently serving.

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