Blaine man sentenced on felony charges
A Blaine man was sentenced June 21 in Anoka County District Court on felony charges from two separate cases.
Justin John Riley, 19, was sentenced to 200 days in jail but given credit for 21 days served, on felony charges of receiving stolen property and fifth-degree drug possession.
In one incident, Riley was found in possession of a meth pipe, which had meth residue on it, when he was pulled over on Highway 65 in East Bethel Dec. 19, 2016.
On March 23, 2017, Riley was found with several rings, including a wedding band that was stolen from a Ramsey home, according to the criminal complaint.
~ Eric Hagen
Sentencing for meth possession
A 25-year-old man was sentenced June 23 in Anoka County District Court on a felony charge of first-degree controlled substance possession.
William Wayne Ray Schubel was sentenced to 81 months in jail but given credit for 630 days served. This was a downward departure. The sentence could have been up to 114 months.
According to the criminal complaint, a Blaine police officer at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015, stopped Schubel for making what the officer felt were abrupt and dangerous lane changes.
Schubel was found to be in possession of 49 grams of meth. A Blaine police detective also found messages on Schubel’s cell phone regarding the use and sale of meth.
According to court records, Schubel was convicted of fifth-degree controlled substance possession in June 2013 and October 2014.
~ Eric Hagen