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Two charged after drugs, paraphernalia found at Willmar home

WILLMAR -- Two people made their first court appearances Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on first-degree drug sale and possession charges after a search warrant served on a Willmar home revealed methamphetamine and marijuana.

Ashley May Anderson, 26, of Willmar, and Jarod Denis Siegfried, 27, of Kerkhoven, are also charged with storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Anderson also faces a fifth-degree drug possession charge.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Anderson. Siegfried's bail was set at $150,000. Both make their next court appearances on Dec. 14.

According to the complaint, agents from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force served a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on a home in the southwest quadrant of the city. A previous garbage search had revealed Anderson and Siegfried lived there. Another man and a 16-year-old boy were also located in the home.

Officers searched the home and found 0.5 grams of meth in a bedroom. Another bedroom was clearly a child's room, with a crib and toys belonging to Anderson's 2-year-old child.

A safe was located in the kitchen and contained 31.2 grams of meth packaged in five bags and 28 grams of marijuana. Also located in the home were numerous baggies with meth residue, pills, digital scales, a marijuana grinder, pipes, bongs and other paraphernalia.

Interviews with the other man and the teenager revealed that they either knew they could get drugs at the home or were there to smoke meth.

During an interview with Anderson, she said she allowed Siegfried to stay at the home, that they smoked meth and marijuana that Siegfried provided there and that the child was living at the home.

Seigfried has a prior conviction for cocaine possession with intent to distribute in August 2007 in Oneida County, Wis.

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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