Carlson Sentenced

A Spirit Lake man has been sentenced in Buena Vista County District Court on a drug charge.

Nineteen-year-old Spencer Carlson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor. He was given a deferred judgment… placed on probation for one year… and ordered to pay 780-dollars in fines, surcharges, and court costs.

Carlson was arrested in February of last year during an investigation into illegal drug activity at Buena Vista University. Storm Lake police say the college’s security staff located and seized a small amount of marijuana from a dorm room.