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Seven more sentenced for Duluth-area meth crimes

Seven more defendants, most of whom are from the Duluth area, were sentenced in federal court Tuesday in what the Duluth police chief called "one of the largest methamphetamine cases in the history of our region."...

Seven more defendants, most of whom are from the Duluth area, were sentenced in federal court Tuesday in what the Duluth police chief called "one of the largest methamphetamine cases in the history of our region."

Thirteen sentences have been handed out in the case in the past two days while a Duluth and St. Paul man, Jimmy Jo Korf, 27, who grew up on the Iron Range, probably will be sentenced in the case Friday to at least 10 years in prison for dealing what prosecutors said was more than 15 kilograms of meth in the Twin Ports area.

The stiffest penalties given out Tuesday included a 10-year prison sentence to John Edward Schostag, 38, of Duluth on one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute 232 grams of methamphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of an SKS 7.62 mm rifle.

  • Joey James Hagadorn, 40, of Superior was sentenced to seven years in prison on one count of distribution of methamphetamine after admitting he had sold between 1,500 and 5,000 grams of meth.
  • Justin Paul Linskie, 24, of Duluth was sentenced to seven years in prison on one count of distribution of 500 to 1,500 grams of methamphetamine.
  • Robert Gene Chapman, 38, of Duluth was sentenced to three years of probation on one count of conspiracy to distribute meth.
  • Marques Anthony Jones, 29, who has lived in the Duluth area, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after admitting he had distributed between 350 and 500 grams of the drug.
  • Gail Lynn Lindrud, 54, of Forbes, Minn., was sentenced to three years of probation on one count of distribution of methamphetamine after admitting she had sold 15 grams of the drug. Her husband, Martin John Lindrud, 54, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on the same distribution charge. In total, 28 people were charged in connection with the meth ring.

    In a statement, Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said crimes in the case "went beyond selling meth."

    "We know by removing these criminals from the streets we will see less crime and drugs throughout our region," he said.

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