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.