New Ulm Meth Dealer Sentenced 04 Dec 13

A New Ulm man has been sentenced to over 3 years in prison for selling methamphetamine out of his home. 31-year-old Ronnie Lee James Bottenfield-Krueth was convicted on two felony drug crime counts in Brown County Court on Monday. He was arrested in April after selling several hundred dollars worth of meth to drug task force agents on numerous occasions. A search of his home also turned up dozens of pain pills, drug paraphernalia and over $3,200 in cash. Bottenfield-Krueth was sentenced to 41 months in prison as part of a plea deal, and two other charges against him were dismissed. He will be required to serve at least two-thirds of the prison sentence behind bars, followed by intensive supervised release for the remaining third.