A Thief River Falls woman was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Pennington County District Court for two felony drug offenses.
Danielle Marie Vondal, 32, was sentenced for two felony offenses of fifth degree controlled substance crime. Two other felony offenses of fifth degree controlled substance crime and a misdemeanor charge of open bottle were dismissed.
For the former offense, Vondal was granted a five year stay of imposition. As a condition of that sentence, she was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. Vondal was ordered to complete a chemical assessment. She was ordered to supply a DNA sample. Vondal was ordered to complete all programming as recommended by the supervising agent, including cognitive behavioral programming. Vondal was ordered to cooperate with mental health programming and medication management as directed. She was ordered to complete community work service. She was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. Vondal was also ordered to pay $285 in fees and fines.
For the latter offense, Vondal was granted a five year stay of imposition. As a condition of that sentence, she was ordered to serve supervised probation for five years. Vondal was ordered to comply with the same conditions as the other offense. She was ordered to complete community work service. Vondal was also ordered to pay a $125 fee.
The charges stemmed from a report regarding a suspicious van July 14 at about 4:54 p.m. The van was parked near garages outside of 624 Kinney Ave. N. Police later stopped the van in a parking lot near the intersection of Third Street and Tindolph Avenue, according to the complaint. Vondal was a passenger in the van, which was driven by Richard Parsons. Police found a backpack inside the van. Vondal informed them that a needle was inside the backpack.
The backpack also allegedly contained a spoon with a white and pink substance; two small baggies of a substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine; a baggie of Diethylpropion pills; and a container of Clonazepam and Alprazolam pills. Parsons allegedly said the items belonged to him, not Vondal.
The complaint indicated that Vondal has a previous conviction of possessing a controlled substance in North Dakota.