Two men arrested in Osakis drug bust March 14Bust turns up meth, marijuana plants, guns, cash
By: Amy Chaffins, Alexandria Echo Press
Two local men face drug charges after they were arrested in a drug bust Wednesday, March 14 in Osakis.
According to the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force (WCMNTF), a search warrant at 605 East Main Street produced 223.9 grams of methamphetamine, 43 marijuana plants growing in the garage, two handguns, 16 long guns and $34,224 in cash. The meth recovered in the bust has a street value of $44,780, according to WCMNTF.
The two men arrested – one from Osakis and the other from Alexandria – will be named after their first court appearance scheduled for Friday, March 16. They face first-degree drug charges and, if convicted, face up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million. One of the men arrested has a previous first-degree controlled substance conviction and, if convicted, faces up to 40 years in prison.
The Douglas County SWAT team, which includes officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Alexandria Police Department, assisted in executing the search warrant Wednesday.
The Osakis Police Department, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and Crow Wing Drug Task Force also assisted in the investigation and bust.