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Meth Investigations Lead to Mass Arrests

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Jan 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force has put an end to a 6 month long investigation of the sales and possession of methamphetamine - and it led to the arrest of 16 people.

The investigation covered the St. Cloud Metro area into Stearns, Benton and Morrison County, and also included the city of Little Falls.

Investigators, alongside the task force, conducted several controlled buys of methamphetamine. They also conducted numerous search warrants in which additional quantities of methamphetimine were seized.

In total, approximately 818 grams of meth were seized, with a street value of approximately 50 thousand dollars. 

The complete list of arrestees are as follows:

1. Matthew Gilmer, 26yo, of St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances
2. James Benson, 30 yo, Little Falls. Charged federally with conspiracy to distribute.
3. Andrea Leabch, 25 yo, Little Falls. 1st degree possession.
4. Lazaro Diaz, 33 yo, Willmar. 1st degree possession and felon in possession of firearm.
5. Travis Eggerth, 32yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
6. Jaimarie Meister, 30 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
7. David Nowlan, 22 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
8. Jackie Garcia-Alvarez, 30 yo, St Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
9. Ryan Swartley, 31 yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
10. Kristen Kolbe, 22 yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
11. Daniel Hollis, 25 yo, St. Cloud. 3rd degree sales of controlled substances.
12. Mildred Spoden, 66yo, St. Cloud. 5th degree possession.
13. Stacie Condos, 31 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree possession.
14. Richard Fujimoto, 41 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree possession.
15. Anthony Nilson, 33yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree possession.
16. Jeremy Munson, 30 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sale of controlled substances.

Abby Faulkner

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