Nea Marie Keezer, 37, Waubun, was convicted of a felony fifth degree drug possession charge in Morrison County District Court, Oct. 25.

A gross misdemeanor charge of giving police a false name was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

The charges stem from a June 29 incident, when a Minnesota State Patrol trooper followed a vehicle with an equipment violation into the parking lot of a business in Motley.

The driver was identified as Trenton Michael Hinrichs, while a passenger later identified as Keezer gave a false name to the trooper.

When the trooper pulled up the name the passenger gave, the driver’s license photo did not match Keezer’s appearance.

While speaking to the two, the trooper noticed signs of drug use.

The trooper had Hinrichs step out of the vehicle, and he said he did not know the passenger well and that they had met a week ago.

When the trooper spoke with Keezer, she said who she was and it was learned she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found two bags of what was believed to be methamphetamine.

Both Keezer and Hinrichs said the bags were not theirs and that the suspected drugs were fake.

Keezer was fined a total of $135 and sentenced to 19 months in jail, stayed for five years. If she violates the terms of her probation, Keezer would be sent to serve her prison term.

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