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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Chillice Ann Angrimson, 24, and Alberto Soto Jr., 34, both of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree drug sale charges for their roles in selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in August.

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The pleas were entered in Kandiyohi County District Court. As part of plea agreements, each defendant's charge was reduced from first-degree.

Two additional drug sale and possession charges against Angrimson will be dismissed. Both will be sentenced Jan. 10.

Elijah Manuel Gomez, 32, faces two first-degree drug sale charges and a third-degree drug possession charge for his alleged involvement in the case. His next appearance is Feb. 2.

According to the complaints, the informant purchased 11.7 grams of meth on Aug. 12 and 12.5 grams of meth on Aug. 18 at Angrimson's apartment. Gomez is accused of bringing the drugs to the residence on both occasions. On Aug. 12, Soto arrived with Gomez at the residence.

The informant identified Soto and told agents he was present during the negotiations over the price of the meth. He also stated Soto said the drugs belonged to him and he dictated the price.

During a search warrant executed on the apartment about an hour after the Aug. 18 purchase, agents found both defendants there and more than $1,300 in previously recorded task force funds.

They also found a total of 4.3 grams of meth stored in several locations in the apartment, including in the ceiling and a safe. Scales, drug paraphernalia, drug notes and "owe" sheets were also discovered.

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