AITKIN -- An Aitkin County jury found a 45-year-old McGregor man guilty Wednesday of three counts related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Raymond Michael Bodick was arrested Sept. 23 along with several other individuals at a Shamrock Township residence after law enforcement officers from the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Aitkin Police Department executed a search warrant at the house, Aitkin County Sheriff Dennis Landborg said in a news release Thursday.
The jury deliberated about 75 minutes before returning guilty verdicts against Bodick for first-degree controlled substance crime, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and fifth-degree controlled substance crime, Landborg said.
Bodick's sentencing is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 3.
Landborg also paid tribute to Thomas Wyatt, a special agent with the BCA who was killed in a vehicle accident in March in Aitkin County.
"He was very instrumental in clandestine lab investigations in this region and assisted greatly in this case," Landborg said in the news release.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.