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Teen faces felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School

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Teen faces felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Donavan Douglas James Wold, 18, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on three felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar Senior High School.


Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is Aug. 21.

Wold faces two second-degree sale charges for selling drugs to someone under 18 years old and for selling drugs on school, park or public housing property, plus a fourth-degree drug possession charge.

According to the complaint, high school officials reported to the Willmar Police Department school resource officer on March 20 that there was reasonable suspicion that Wold was dealing drugs at the school.

Wold allegedly turned over a bag of Adderall pills when he was questioned by a school staff member. He also said he was planning to sell the pills.

When interviewed by the school resource officer, Wold allegedly admitted he was selling the pills for $3 per pill and that he was going to sell the six pills for $20. He also named the students he was going to sell the pills to and allegedly admitted to contacting other students about selling drugs. He had used emails, tweets and text messages to communicate regarding the drug sales.

A forensic examination of Wold's electronic devices showed 40 text messages regarding drugs and 14 photos of drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Police also interviewed other students, who said that Wold offered to sell them Adderall or marijuana, via social media or text messages, including during the school day.

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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