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Meth sting leads to arrest

A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of first-degree controlled substance crimes. Victor Rodrigez, unknown address, was arrested in Alexandria for having 12 ounces of methamphetamine and a loaded .22 caliber revolver...

A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of first-degree controlled substance crimes.

Victor Rodrigez, unknown address, was arrested in Alexandria for having 12 ounces of methamphetamine and a loaded .22 caliber revolver in his possession.

According to a Douglas County Sheriff's Office report, agents from the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) were informed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that "a very large methamphetamine transaction was to take place at Country Inn and Suites in Alexandria."

The DEA informed task force agents that two narcotic suppliers from the St. Cloud area had arranged to deliver one pound of methamphetamine.

Agents then conducted a surveillance on the motel and waited for the suspects to arrive.

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At approximately 2:17 p.m., one suspect arrived and was arrested in the parking lot without incident.

The two counts of first-degree controlled substance crimes Rodrigez was charged with each carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine.

Task force and BCA agents were assisted by officers from the Alexandria Police Department and deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The case is under investigation and authorities said more arrests are possible.

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