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Jail, fine ordered for Woodbury man found with heroin

A Woodbury man convicted of possessing black tar heroin was sentenced Sept. 19 to three days in jail and a $500 fine.

Robert John Ennis, 19, received a stay of adjudication on his sentence, which calls for five years' probation. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of fifth-degree drug possession.

According to a criminal complaint, members of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force received information in December 2011 that Ennis had been selling and distributing marijuana and other drugs to people in the Woodbury area.

A confidential informant working with officers confirmed having bought marijuana from Ennis in the past. That informant then bought $350 worth of pot from Ennis. On March 20, members of the task force executed a search warrant at Ennis' Timberlea Drive home, where he was found in possession of drug paraphernalia, digital scales, mason jars filled with pot and a shot glass containing black tar heroin.

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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