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Morgan man sentenced for crashing truck in Redwood Falls while high

A Morgan man, Rondell Robert Harris, age 39, was sentenced in Redwood County Court this month for crashing a truck into a bridge while allegedly using methamphetamine.

According to court documents, at about 7:14 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2021, the Redwood Falls Police Department responded to an report of a box truck colliding with a bridge at S. Dekalb Street and Covington Drive in Redwood Falls. An arriving officer observed Harris walking around a group of bushes about 25 yards away before coming to speak to law enforcement. Harris allegedly claimed he had nodded off while driving. A records check indicated Harris’s drivers license had been suspended.

An investigator located a glass pipe consistent with methamphetamine use near the bushes he had seen Harris by. It had white residue on one end, and was warm to the touch.

At the Redwood County jail, Harris failed several sobriety tests. During a search of Harris’s satchel, officers found a black metal box containing methamphetamine, and another glass pipe.

On April 11, Rondell Robert Harris was sentenced for a total of to 17 months in the correctional facility in St. Cloud, stayed for five years, local confinement of 90 days, stayed 60 days for two years with credit for five days time served, supervised probation for five years, and a total of $1,585 in fees and fines.

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