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19 People Charged in 6 Month Meth Investigation

Steven Wright

ST. CLOUD — Nineteen people have been arrested after a six month drug investigation.

The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force has ended their investigation into possession and sales of methamphetamine.

Investigators conducted several controlled buys and served a number of search warrants.

A total of 818 grams of methamphetamine were either bought or seized during the investigation.

The drugs are valued at around fifty-thousand dollars.

The investigation spanned the St. Cloud Metro area into Stearns, Benton, and Morrison County. Little Falls was also included.

Here’s a list names of those charged or expected to be charged.

1. Matthew Gilmer, 26yo, of St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances
2. James Benson, 30 yo, Little Falls. Charged federally with conspiracy to distribute.
3. Andrea Leabch, 25 yo, Little Falls. 1st degree possession.
4. Lazaro Diaz, 33 yo, Willmar. 1st degree possession and felon in possession of firearm.
5. Travis Eggerth, 32yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
6. Jaimarie Meister, 30 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
7. David Nowlan, 22 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sales of controlled substances.
8. Jackie Garcia-Alvarez, 30 yo, St Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
9. Ryan Swartley, 31 yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
10. Kristen Kolbe, 22 yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree sales of controlled substances.
11. Daniel Hollis, 25 yo, St. Cloud. 3rd degree sales of controlled substances.
12. Mildred Spoden, 66yo, St. Cloud. 5th degree possession.
13. Stacie Condos, 31 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree possession.
14. Richard Fujimoto, 41 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree possession.
15. Anthony Nilson, 33yo, St. Cloud. 2nd degree possession.
16. Jeremy Munson, 30 yo, St. Cloud. 1st degree sale of controlled substances.

3 arrests on outstanding warrants as a result of this investigation also occurred.

1. Melanie Quick, 19yo, Sauk Rapids.
2. Christopher Schuman, 26 yo, Little Falls.
3. Samantha Barrett, 21 yo, St. Cloud.

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