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Two of four defendants appear on charges related to alleged pot sale in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- Lauralee Mary Evans and Sergio Balladares Jr., both 20 and of Willmar, made their first court appearances Monday on fifth-degree drug sale charges for allegedly selling one-quarter pound of marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in January.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 for each defendant. Evans makes her next appearance on Aug. 6 and Balladares makes his next appearance on Aug. 20 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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