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A Le Seuer man, Nolan Patrick Moriarty, age 35, was sentenced in Redwood County Court after being found guilty for felony-level forgery and drug possession for an incident last January.

According to court documents, on Jan. 4 a Redwood Falls police officer was patrolling near DeKalb Street at about 1:17 a.m. when he noted a vehicle with what dispatch told him was an expired registration. However, when the officer pulled the vehicle over, he noted the vehicle’s registration on the rear license plate was apparently current.

The driver, Moriarty, acknowledged his drivers license had been revoked, and the tab on the rear license plate was identified as belonging to a recreational trailer owned by Moriarty’s mother. He stated he had bought the vehicle about 10 days earlier, and had put the fake tab on the back because he couldn’t afford tabs yet.

A search of the vehicle turned up a trace of methamphetamine, and related paraphernalia.

On April 15 Moriarty was sentenced to a total of 364 days local confinement, three years supervised probation, and fines and fees of $685.