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Ghent woman sentenced for drug offenses after her car crashes

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A Ghent woman, Brooke Maura Gednalske, age 22, was sentenced in Redwood County Court this month for drug offenses after law enforcement found marijuana in her crashed car.

According to court documents, on Christmas Day of 2020, at about 12:28 a.m., Redwood County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Highway 19 in rural Redwood County on a report of a crashed vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver, Brooke Gednalske, who said she had hit a patch of ice and gone into the ditch.

While a deputy went through Gednalske’s purse looking for a phone to contact her family or friends, he noted drug paraphernalia and several varieties of marijuana in the purse. Further research determined that Gednalske had several prior drug offense convictions.

On May 16, Brooke Gednalske was sentenced to 12 months, one day in the correctional facility in Shakopee, stayed for three years, 20 days local confinement, three years supervised probation, and fees and fines of $335.

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