Man arrested in meth case sentenced to almost five years in prison
One of three people arrested April 5 following an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine was sentenced Thursday to 58 months in prison.
Brian Wayne Parker, 38, St. Cloud, pleaded guilty to Sept. 21 to a charge of felony second-degree possession of methamphetamine. His 58-month sentence includes credit for time served. Two counts of felony first-degree sale of methamphetamine were dismissed.
Two others, Jeremy Edward Volkmuth, 37, and Jennifer Nicole Kenowski, 27, also have been charged with two counts of felony first-degree sale of methamphetamine and one count of felony second-degree possession of methamphetamine as part of the investigation.
According to the criminals complaints filed against Volkmuth, Kenowski and Parker:
Volkmuth’s and Kenowski’s cases are pending in Crow Wing County District Court, along with other criminal charges.
On Dec. 17, 2010, Kenowski was charged in Crow Wing County with felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and felony drugs-cause or permit a child or vulnerable adult to ingest, inhale or be exposed to meth.
On Dec. 29, 2010, Volkmuth was charged in Crow Wing County with two counts of felony first-degree sale of a controlled substance. He was released from jail on those charges after posting a $100,000 bond, with the conditions he have no possession of alcohol or drugs, have no same or similar offenses and remain law abiding.
According to court records, Volkmuth has a lengthy criminal history in Crow Wing County dating back to 1992. He has convictions for felony theft, felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, felony first-degree possession of a controlled substance, gross misdemeanor DWI, gross misdemeanor domestic assault, gross misdemeanor terroristic threats, gross misdemeanor escape from custody, gross misdemeanor driving after license cancellation and numerous misdemeanor charges.
Parker also has a lengthy criminal history in Crow Wing County dating back to 1990.