Weather Forecast


Fargo convicted in Emerald marijuana, burglary incident

A third man has been convicted in connection with the attempted burglary at a marijuana growing operation in the Town of Emerald two months ago.

Brandon W. Fargo, 37, Emerald, entered a deferred judgment agreement May 10 on a guilty plea to manufacturing THC. He was convicted of misdemeanor charges of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession May 10, sentenced to two years' probation and fined $506.

Robert R. Beyer, 34, Stillwater, Minn., pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft last April 20. He was sentenced to 42 days in jail and fined $253.

A single count of felony burglary from the original charges was dismissed and Beyer was ordered to make full, complete and truthful cooperation with the district attorney's office and sheriff's department in the investigation of the case.

Nathan E. Fisher, 27, Emerald, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing April 19. He was sentenced to one year of probation with the condition he cooperate with law enforcement personnel.

The St. Croix County sheriff's department investigated an interrupted burglary at 1673 250th St. in the Town of Emerald on March 4.

Sheriff's deputies were called by Fargo, the property owner who had arrived home at about 3 p.m. and scared off intruders, the criminal complaint said.

The object of the burglary was marijuana and marijuana plants, several of which were taken during the incident. Shots were reportedly fired during the burglary.