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SWAT team, law enforcement conduct search warrant

The Douglas County SWAT team, Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the West Central MN Drug and Violent Crime Task Force were all on scene at a home near Seventh Avenue and Kenwood Street in Alexandria on Friday, April 13. They conducted a narcotics search warrant and arrested one man. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press) 1 / 2
Douglas County SWAT team members leave the scene after helping with the entry portion of a search warrant. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)2 / 2

There was a slight commotion in downtown Alexandria Friday morning around 9 a.m., as the Douglas County SWAT team entered a home in the area of Seventh Avenue and Kenwood Street.

They were conducting a narcotics search warrant, according to a media release, which states that Justin Michael Caswell, 36, of Alexandria, was taken into custody for methamphetamine-related crimes.

Also on scene were members of the Alexandria Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the West Central MN Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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