The trial for a Carroll man accused of drug trafficking in District Court for Carroll County has been scheduled to begin near the end of March. According to court records, 52-year-old Dean Martin Loew filed his written not guilty plea Monday to one count of delivery of methamphetamine, a class C felony. The charge stems from an investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office into an incident on July 23 of last year in Coon Rapids. Authorities allege Loew knowingly delivered less than five grams of methamphetamine to another individual. A class C felony generally carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. However, the maximum prison term can be extended to 30 years due to Loew’s previous drug convictions, including possession of a controlled substance in 2004 and 2012 and multiple felony drug trafficking charges in 2014. Loew has chosen not to waive his right to a speedy trial. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, March 9 with jury proceedings set to begin Tuesday, March 24. Loew remains in custody at the Carroll County jail.
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