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Confessed Woodbury drug dealer sentenced

A man who admitted to moving pounds of marijuana through his Woodbury residence sentenced to jail time late last month by a Washington County District Court judge.

Jacob Kenneth Rehling, 20, was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and up to five years on probation at the Feb. 25 sentencing hearing. A five-year prison sentence was stayed, provided Rehling abides probationary terms, which include participating in intense supervision - should he continue living in Washington County.

Judge Gregory Galler also ordered Rehling, who received credit for 62 days served, to pay a $50 fine.

Rehling was arrested in March 2010 after police conducted a drug sting at his Cypress Drive residence.

Police began focusing on Rehling after a confidential informant reported buying marijuana from him and that he regularly kept one or two pounds of pot on hand at his residence.

Working with police, the informant conducted a controlled buy of marijuana from Rehling in March 2010. A week later, police executed a search warrant at Rehling's residence, where they discovered five large food-saver bags containing marijuana residue and other evidence of drug sales.

A female resident who allegedly aided Rehling in selling pot told police "it was only a matter of time before police would be coming to their house," according to a criminal complaint.

Rehling admitted during interviews with a Woodbury detective to dealing marijuana. He told the detective that he sold about two pounds of marijuana a week after receiving it from a distributor in St. Paul.

Rehling's criminal history includes a 2010 felony theft conviction.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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