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Marijuana delivery leads to jail term

A Superior woman who received a package containing more than 2 pounds of marijuana at her home will spend five months in jail.

Lindsay Rae Boustead, 38, pleaded no contest Oct. 27 in Douglas County Circuit Court to felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana. On Jan. 3, she was sentenced to three years of probation and five months jail. She was ordered to maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis, pay a $1,000 fine and court costs. Misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possess illegally obtained prescription were dismissed but read in for sentencing.

According to the complaint:

A Minneapolis Airport detective initially advised local law enforcement of a suspicious package being shipped to Superior via FedEx. Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brian Witt and his K9 partner Talon were called in, and Talon gave a positive alert that controlled substances were in the package.

When they opened it, authorities found 2.3 pounds of marijuana in two vacuum-sealed bags. The drugs had an estimated street value of about $8,000.

The package was then delivered to "Merry Rae" Boustead on the 1900 block of Ohio Avenue. A woman was seen sliding the package into the residence and a search warrant was issued on the home seven minutes later. Boustead was the only person in the home at the time of the search.

In addition to the package of marijuana, law enforcement officers found a portable scale, drug paraphernalia, a small amount of marijuana in a container and jewelers baggies at the residence.

Judge Kelly Thimm noted during sentencing that Boustead admitted having a $3,750 a month drug habit but a disability income of only $1,250 and no other income, according to court records.