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Two charged after New London search turns up large amount of cocaine


WILLMAR — Jose Trinidad Mendoza, 33, and Elvira Mendoza, 31, of New London, made their first court appearances Monday on first-degree drug charges for a third of a pound of cocaine found in their residence Friday when a search warrant was served on their home.

Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 for both defendants, who also each face gross misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Both are scheduled to next appear on March 31 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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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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