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Willmar man sentenced to prison for selling meth

WILLMAR -- Trey Donovan Wittenberg, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 58 months in prison and a total of $1,000 in fines on a second-degree drug sale charge and a fifth-degree drug possession charge selling 8.6 grams of meth to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September and for drugs found in a Willmar motel room searched by task force agents in March.

Wittenberg was given credit for 150 days already served in custody as part of his sentence handed down by District Judge David L. Mennis in Kandiyohi County District Court.

The drug sale charge was filed after the informant purchased 8.6 grams of meth from Wittenberg, whom the informant identified by photo, on Sept. 26, 2012. They met at a downtown Willmar location and the informant drove Wittenberg to the area of 13th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest before Wittenberg got out of the vehicle.

The informant turned over the drugs to agents after the sale was complete.

The fifth-degree charge was filed after March 11, when task force agents served a search warrant on a Willmar motel room rented by Wittenberg, finding drug paraphernalia, a scale, large amounts of cash hidden in a coffee maker and the air conditioning unit, plus a water bong, digital scale and bags with meth residue. Wittenberg was interviewed and claimed the items. He said he used the scale to weight things. When investigators asked what he used the scale to weigh meth, he said he wanted to talk with his attorney and the interview ended.

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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