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Alexandria man convicted of felony, sentenced after drugs seized at residence

An Alexandria man who was arrested after officers seized drugs from his residence in November has been convicted of a felony and sentenced.

On Tuesday, April 4, Kirk Johnson, 50, was convicted of a felony for a controlled substance crime in the second degree. He was sentenced to 180 days of jail time — 122 of which he had already served — and 25 years of probation.

Johnson was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 16, after the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Alexandria police officers executed a search warrant at an address on the 800 block of Fillmore Street, according to a press release from the Alexandria Police Department.

At the residence, officers seized 36.8 grams of methamphetamine and 87.1 grams of prescription medication, along with drug paraphernalia and packaging materials. They also seized $6,000, which was suspected to be drug proceeds.

Assisting the Drug Task Force were the Alexandria Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff K9 units.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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