Woman pleads guilty in lethal overdose case


August 14, 2020

A Hermantown woman pleaded guilty to felony third-degree murder Monday, Aug. 10, admitting tearfully that she sold methamphetamine to a Moose Lake woman who died as a result of taking the drug in 2018.

Dawn Marie Clemons, 41, appeared in person before Judge Robert Macaulay in Sixth Judicial District Carlton County Court Monday, with her attorney Kevin Cornwell and prosecuting attorney Jeffrey Boucher there and others attending via Zoom video. In exchange for the guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to recommend a downward departure for sentencing of 60 months. Clemons also has the right to a...

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