Lakeville duo charged again with drug crimes
On the heels of drug convictions earlier this year, two Lakeville men have again been charged with drug crimes.
Sun Leader Glows Brightly, 74, and Laron Alec Schmidtke, 21, each face a third-degree controlled substance charge in Dakota County for their attempts to sell a police informant about 100 oxycodone pills on Feb. 28, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
The criminal complaint describes the scenario:
Schmidtke worked with the informant and Glows Brightly to facilitate the sale on Feb. 28. Agents from the Dakota County Drug Task Force watched the informant enter the residence of the two Lakeville men. The informant then left the home following the purchase, handing over 98 30-miligram pills of oxycodone, a schedule II controlled substance.
Both Lakeville men were convicted of fifth-degree controlled substance crime charges – Glows Brightly on Dec. 5, 2011, and Schmidtke on Jan. 17, 2012 – in connection with marijuana and oxycodone possession. If the men are convicted of the newer, more serious crimes they each face between two and 30 years in prison and/or a fine of between $75,000 and $250,000.
—Aaron Vehling, Thisweek Newspapers