Stillwater drug bust nets seven

8:29 AM, Aug 31, 2006   |    comments
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Seven suspects are charged in U.S. District Court after federal drug agents seized 7 pounds of meth and several weapons -- including two assault rifles -- from a Stillwater town house. Thomas Kelly, assistant special agent in charge of the Twin Cities office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, said, "In the overall picture, this is a very significant bust for Minnesota." He said the drug might have been worth $100,000 on the street. The criminal complaint said investigators got information that the drugs were being brought to Minnesota by a trafficking organization. Additional investigation led DEA agents to a Stillwater town house, where they conducted surveillance. "Seven pounds is a very large quantity of meth coming in," said Terri Vandergriff, special agent in charge of narcotics at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. "Obviously this is part of a large organization of traffickers." In addition to the drugs and guns, agents also found about $15,000 in cash in a bedroom.

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