Sentence is 5 years for drug sale death


September 18, 2020

A Hermantown woman was sentenced to five years in prison this week after pleading guilty to third-degree murder for selling methamphetamine to a Moose Lake woman who died afterward.

Dawn Marie Clemons, 41, apologized to Leah Michele Olsen’s family for taking away their mother, daughter and sister, and told the court she will forever regret her actions of Aug. 5, 2018.

“I wish more than anything that I would have been stronger enough to not contribute to Leah’s relapse,” Clemons said, through tears. “Because of my actions, my friend lost her life.”

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