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Second defendant gets probation for six pounds of marijuana

Quran Bennett Quran Bennett

Two Rochester men arrested in January.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 4:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A final sentence is issued in the seizure of six pounds of marijuana.

Quran Khalifa Mashawn Bennett, 31 of Rochester, received five years of probation Wednesday in Olmsted County District Court. He and Rodney Salter of Rochester were arrested in January after a traffic stop on Highway 52. An off-duty police officer saw Salter, knew there was a warrant out for him, and pulled over their vehicle.


Rodney Salter

Police said a search of the vehicle turned up six one-pound bags of marijuana.

Bennett pleaded guilty to 5th degree sale of marijuana. Salter previously entered a guilty plea to the same charge but got one year and nine months in prison.

Bennett must also either for 100 hours of community work service or pay a $1,000 fine.

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