Fargo Man Faces Consequences for Drugs and DWI

Becker County, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Jacob D. Hibl, 38, of Fargo, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor DWI.

On the evening of August 12, 2023, a Becker County deputy responded to reports of a Buick with North Dakota plates driving erratically on Highway 10. The vehicle was located at the Country Inn and Suites parking lot in Detroit Lakes, with Hibl still in the driver’s seat. The deputy noted Hibl’s glassy and bloodshot eyes, and he failed the field sobriety tests. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed a small bag containing 13 blue pills marked “M” and “30,” identified as common counterfeit fentanyl pills.

On April 8, Judge Gretchen Thilmony of the Becker County District Court issued a stay of adjudication for the felony charge, meaning successful completion of probation would result in dismissal of the charge. Hibl was convicted on the misdemeanor charge.

For the felony, Hibl was sentenced to 56 days in jail, with credit for time served, and fined $575. For the misdemeanor, he received a 90-day jail sentence, with 34 days stayed for two years and credit for the remaining 56 days served, along with a $150 fine.

Additionally, Hibl was ordered to abstain from alcohol and drugs, complete a comprehensive assessment, follow all recommendations including aftercare, and was placed on supervised probation for five years.

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