Teen sent to jail for cocaine delivery.

February 26, 2018

Brent Krauss with defense attorney Richard Prysock.

Teen sent to jail for cocaine delivery.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 19-year-old Shelby man, who told Judge Robert D. Springstead that he is mentally disabled, was sentenced to 11 months in jail Monday, Feb. 26, for three counts of cocaine delivery less than 50 grams

Brent Douglas Krauss and his 50-year-old co-defendant, Rodney Alvin Ramthun of Shelby, were arrested last November on cocaine delivery charges following a drug bust by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) in the 4000 block of West Baker Road.

Krauss, who received credit for 53 days served in jail, was ordered to two years probation and a six-month driver’s license suspension with a restricted license after 30 days.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-11 months, said Judge Springstead. Krauss was also ordered to pay $570 in restitution to SSCENT.

Defense Attorney Richard Prysock said his client receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for his disability.

Ramthun faces up to life in prison due to his lengthy criminal history. He is scheduled for a pretrial March 12 at 9 a.m.

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