ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of being a major drug dealer in the Rochester area is sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Terrance David Burkhalter, 44 of Rochester, pleaded guilty to 1st degree sale of drugs and possession of a firearms after being convicted of a crime of violence. On Wednesday, a judge ordered him to spend 144 months behind bars, with credit for 161 days already served.
Burkhalter was arrested on April 26 after police searched two homes in Rochester. Officers said they found 19.25 pounds of marijuana, over a pound of cocaine, more than 400 oxycodone pills, 10 grams of marijuana wax, nearly two ounces of heroin, a loaded handgun and cash.