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Kenowski sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation

A 27-year-old Pillager woman, who was arrested April 5 after an investigation into the sale of methamphetamines, was sentenced Monday in Crow Wing District Court to 25 years of supervised probation, with a possibility of four years in prison if she violates her probation.

Jennifer Nicole Kenowski, who pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, also was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail with credit for time served.

According to the criminal complaint, Kenowski was arrested along with Jeremy Edward Volkmuth, 36, and Brian Wayne Parker, 38, after the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division had a search warrant for the vehicle occupied by the three suspects. Narcotic agents confiscated a clear plastic bag with about 17 grams of methamphetamine, a metal one-hitter (drug pipe) containing a residual amount of burned marijuana, three cellphones and a white napkin with drugs notes. Two of the cellphones contained text messages about the sale of controlled substances.

Conditions on Kenowski’s supervised probation include having no contact with Volkmuth and Parker, cannot purchase any controlled substance or alcohol, must follow the chemical dependency laws, cannot enter any bars or liquor stores, will be subject to random searches, must supply DNA samples, may not use any firearms or other dangerous weapons and pay a $585 fine.

Both men were sentenced earlier this year. Parker was sentenced to 58 months in prison and Volkmuth, who had prior convictions, was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

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