Alleged drug dealer sentenced for stealing from a client

Justin Peterson

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A plea deal gets an alleged drug dealer probation.

22-year-old Justin Lee Peterson of Rochester was sentenced Monday to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine or perform 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty to 5th degree drug possession and theft.

Peterson was arrested on June 12 in Rochester after a 19-year-old woman told police she tried to guy marijuana from Peterson and he robbed her instead.

Charges of 1st degree aggravated robbery and possession of hypodermic needles against Peterson were dismissed.

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