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Suspected meth dealers caught in sting

A month-long drug investigation broke up a meth-dealing operation in Evansville Thursday and led to two arrests, authorities said.

Agents from the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from Douglas County sheriff's deputies and its K9 unit, executed a search warrant at 113 State Street.

Undercover agents had earlier purchased 18 grams of methamphetamine from individuals at that residence, according to the task force.

One of the suspects is Mary Kay Henderson, 32, of Evansville.

On Monday, Henderson was charged with a first-degree controlled substance crime, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

As of Tuesday morning, Henderson remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on a $15,000 cash bail or $150,000 bond.

The other suspect, an Evansville man, was arrested and later released.

Authorities said they expect to charge him in the near future and his name would be released at that time.

In addition to arresting two suspects, agents seized just under seven grams of meth, scales, packaging equipment and other drug paraphernalia.