Appellant pleaded guilty to the crime of second-degree sale of a controlled substance. Over the state’s objection, the District Court granted appellant a dispositional departure from the sentencing guidelines, and it ordered him to serve a prison term of 117 months but stayed the sentence for 20 years and placed him on probation. The state appealed. The Court of Appeals concluded that the District Court did not have the discretion to stay execution of appellant’s prison term. Reversed and remanded.
A15-0368 State v. Ramos (Kandiyohi County)