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Woman takes plea in meth case

Authorities say she had the drug in a home with young children.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 3:29 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Stewartville woman arrested after a months-long drug investigation is pleading guilty.

28-year-old Annastacia Michelle Berhorst was arrested on November 1, 2017 after the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team searched a home in the 600 block of 12th Avenue NE in Stewartville. Authorities say there was 1.3 grams of meth in the home, along with 4- and 5-year-old girls.

Berghorst has entered a guilty plea to 5th degree drug possession. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of children will be dropped as part of a plea deal.

Her sentencing is set for April 16.

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