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210 days in jail for meth recipient

After a second-degree drug possession conviction, Alissa Marie Humphrey of St. Paul began serving 210 days in the Washington County jail, with a credit for two days previously served. But a prison term of nearly four years is hanging over the head of the 24-year-old who received a suspicious package at a home in the 10900 block of Eagle View Place in Woodbury.

Humphrey pleaded guilty and received a downgrade from first- to second-degree possession and a stay of execution on a 57-month term at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. The prison sentence would go into effect should she violate the terms of her 20 years of probation.

Humphrey's jail sentence allows for electronic home monitoring (home detention), work release and in- or out-of-custody Sentence to Service.

She'll have to refrain from drug and alcohol use, submit to random testing at her expense and remain law abiding.

According to the complaint:

Police intercepted more than 2 pounds of meth shipped in a suspicious package—sent to Derek Sellers with a return address to James Seller—headed for Woodbury.

With the help of a K-9, an airport police detective flagged the FedEx mail parcel as suspicious and alerted a Woodbury police detective.

On March 26, 2015, the day the shipment arrived from California, an undercover officer delivered a package containing 26 grams of meth to their intended destination. The remainder of the drugs was placed in evidence with Woodbury Public Safety.

Humphrey received the delivery in the driveway of the home, put it into another vehicle parked in the driveway, drove it into the attached garage and closed the overhead door.

When officers knocked and announced themselves at the door, no one answered and they forced entry. Humphrey, who was holding her young son, said the package was in the landlord's room and identified the "landlord" as Michael James Plaster, who police suspect is selling 1/2 to 1 pound of meth every three or four days. Humphrey admitted to police that she knew some marijuana was kept upstairs.

Police found resident documents for Sheryl Sellers (who owns the house) and Plaster, as well as green leafy substance upstairs and in a vehicle glove box.

Officers' database search for Derek Sellers showed the name was not associated with the address.

At the time of the complaint, police were still searching for Plaster, for conspiracy of first-degree controlled substance violation.