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Man pleads to witness tampering, drug sale charges

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WILLMAR — Anthony Rooy Rolffs, 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree witness tampering charge and two fourth-degree drug sale charges.

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As part of a plea agreement, 10 additional felony charges for fourth- and fifth-degree drug sale will be dismissed. He will be sentenced March 10.

Rolffs was one of three people charged in the drug sale case. Krista Danielle Woodcock, 24, of Willmar, faces four fourth- and fifth-degree sale counts. Her next appearance is Feb. 12. Nathan Sturm, 29, of Willmar, is charged with a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale. His next appearance is April 15.

The drug charges were filed after a CEE-VI Drug Task Force investigation into the sale of pills, hashish, marijuana and ecstasy in April and May.

According to the drug complaints, an informant purchased controlled substances from Rolffs and/or Woodcock and Sturm on nine separate occasions between April 24 and May 16, at an apartment complex on the southeast side and at an apartment complex on the northwest side of Willmar, plus in a parking lot in Hutchinson. The purchases included Adderall and Klonopin pills, hashish and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy.

The witness tampering charge was filed after the informant told CEE-VI agents Nov. 12 that Rolffs had contacted him via Facebook and threatened him and then repeatedly messaged the informant to not testify against Rolffs in the drug case.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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