Twin Cities residents busted for meth in Cottonwood CountyWINDOM — Four Twin Cities residents were arrested Monday afternoon in Windom during an undercover sting.
By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
WINDOM — Four Twin Cities residents were arrested Monday afternoon in Windom during an undercover sting.
The Cottonwood County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), conducted an undercover buy using a law enforcement officer.
Three males, ages 30, 31 and 35, and one female, age 27, were arrested.
According to Cottonwood County Sheriff Jason Purrington, the arrests took place at two separate locations — in the parking lot of McDonald’s and at Island Park.
Purrington said he couldn’t say why four people from the Twin Cities would travel to Windom to purchase meth.
“Through our investigation, we were able to make arrangements for them to come down here to do it,” Purrington stated.
The undercover officer purchased six ounces of ice methamphetamine, which has a street value of $15,000 to $20,000.
The men are being held at the Cottonwood County Jail on charges of first-degree sale, conspiracy and aid and abet. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years incarceration and/or $1 million in fines. The female was booked and released.
They will make court appearances this morning, when formal charges will be signed, Purrington said.
The investigation is on-going.