WAITE PARK -- A large drug bust in Waite Park has netted almost 12 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine, $11,000 in cash and a handgun.

According to court records, 36-year-old Baldemar Maldonado-Barragan has been charged with felony first-degree drug sales while possessing a gun and felony first-degree drug possession while possessing a gun.

Members of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force used a search warrant Wednesday, January 27th at a home along 15th Avenue North in Waite Park. Officers discovered several packages of methamphetamine, a large amount of cash and a handgun.

Police say documents inside the home link Maldonado-Barragan to the bedroom where the drugs were found. He was located in Willmar the next day, and was arrested.