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Four suspects in Osakis drug bust make court appearances

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Four Osakis residents who were arrested and charged with drug crimes related to a drug bust last September have had several court appearances. Here's an update:


• Shaun Dexter Chermak, 29, entered a guilty plea January 5 and sentencing is scheduled for March 23. Chermak was charged with felony-level, 5th degree drug possession crime.

• Kyle Lee Nelson, 20, is scheduled for an omnibus hearing on March 16. Nelson is charged with felony-level, 5th degree drug possession crime.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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