Foley woman’s sentence amended; she will serve time concurrent with another case

On June 25, in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Jennifer Fayanne Gorton, 26, Foley, was convicted of fifth degree felony possession of drugs, stemming from an incident that occurred last year.

On Jan. 18, 2012, a Little Falls officer saw a vehicle driving through a stop sign. He followed the vehicle and when it stopped, the officer observed three people in the vehicle. One was Gorton, who admitted she had a warrant out for her arrest.

The officer located in Gorton’s purse a syringe and an orange pill bottle containing a crystal-like substance which field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

On March 7, 2012, Gorton went to court and had a 13-month sentence stayed for five years.

On June 25, the court amended the decision and sentenced Gorton to 13 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, to be served concurrently with another case, and fined $135.

Todd Kosovich, assistant Morrison County Attorney, said Gorton had also been sentenced in Benton County to 39 months in prison and that she must have requested the Morrison County sentence be executed.

“It would be very routine to ask for your sentence to be executed when the potential prison sentence is absorbed by another county’s sentence,” he said.