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Man with bloody bat sentenced for selling drugs

Samuel Vigil Jr.

Found with nearly a pound of meth and synthetic marijuana.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 1:01 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man found with a bloody baseball bat is getting probation on drug charges.

On the morning of April 10, Rochester police were called about a man covered in blood and walking around with a bat. When officers arrived on scene, they say 28-year-old Samuel Vigil Jr. of Mountain Lake dropped the bat and a ball of clothing to the ground.


Andre Chaplin

Police say they found 13 and ½ ounces of methamphetamine and 21 grams of synthetic marijuana in the clothes.

Vigil pleaded guilty to 1st degree sale of drugs and was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years of supervised probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community work service.

Authorities say the baseball bat was connect to the assault of a woman who lived next door to Vigil. Andre Chaplin pleaded guilty to stalking in connection to that attack and was given 10 years of probation.

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