One Petersburg man will likely be serving jail time for trying to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Petersburg, while his brother will not.
63-year-old Lorry Christensen entered guilty pleas to two counts on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree as well as misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree.
Meanwhile, drug charges have been dismissed against his brother, 57-year-old Lars Christensen.
The two men were arrested at their home on South Nordic Drive in January after investigators intercepted a package mailed to Petersburg from Washington state. Police say the package contained over 25 and a half grams of heroin and nearly 37 grams of methamphetamine.
Lorry Christensen picked up the package and brought it home, where police say they found the two brothers with the package. Police say that Lorry told them he ordered the package and said he planned to sell it. He also told police his brother Lars was not involved.
Lorry Christensen is scheduled to be sentenced for the drug charges on April 25 in front of superior court judge William Carey. Lars does face sentencing still in an unrelated case. He’s charged with assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving on a case from last April, when he crashed a pickup truck into two other vehicles in downtown Petersburg.