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Duluth man gets probation, jail for selling phony drug

One of two Twin Ports men accused of trying to pass off cooked baking soda for heroin in a monitored drug buy in Superior in June will spend a year on probation and five days in jail for possession of marijuana.

Chase Anthony Ankarlo, 19, of Duluth pleaded no contest Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to one year of probation and five days in jail. He also was ordered to cooperate with treatment and St. Louis County Drug Court and pay $293 in fines and court costs.

A charge of attempted delivery of an imitation controlled substance as a party to a crime was dismissed.

A second man accused of taking part in the drug sale, Gordon Albert Hey II, 23, of Coon Rapids, Minn., faces a single charge of possession of marijuana as a party to a crime.