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Meth charges filed

Alexandria police arrested a 31-year-old woman during a methamphetamine investigation Friday.

The police department received information from two confidential informants that they had witnessed methamphetamine paraphernalia at the residence of Melissa Quinn at 306 Unumb Court in Alexandria, according to Police Chief Rick Wyffels.

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He added that an informant told agents that there was a lot of meth being trafficked out of Quinn’s residence.

Based on that information, detectives obtained a search warrant for that residence and it was executed during the afternoon hours of July 11.

During a search of the residence, Quinn, along with two males, were located inside the residence.

Police also found approximately four grams of methamphetamine, $2,500 in currency, along with a large amount of methamphetamine/marijuana paraphernalia and packaging equipment, according to Wyffels.

Quinn was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with four drug-related offenses, all felonies, including third degree controlled substance – narcotic sales; third degree controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine; storage of methamphetamine in a residence accessible to children; and fifth degree controlled substance – possession of marijuana.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash or $10,000 bond. Her next court appearance is set for July 21.

As of Monday afternoon, she remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail.

The police department was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal of Apprehension.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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