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Morris woman faces prison for her role in cocaine sale

WILLMAR -- Deedra Lyn Hargrave, 42, of Morris, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of second-degree drug sale for her role in selling cocaine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant this summer.

As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was reduced from first-degree and two additional first- and fourth-degree drug sale charges will be dismissed.

She will be sentenced Dec. 15 and is facing 93 months in prison.

Hargrave, Ryan Scott Unke, 21, of Willmar, and Aiesha Caldwell, 27, of Chicago, were each charged in August.

Unke faces the same set of charges as Hargrave and is scheduled in court Dec. 17. Caldwell faces two second-degree drug sale counts. Her next appearance is Dec. 6.

According to the complaints against the trio, the informant purchased 40 Lortab pills, a prescription narcotic, from Unke on July 13. The purchase was made the parking lot of a retail store in Willmar, with Hargrave meeting the informant and Unke at the location.

Hargrave allegedly told the informant she could get him whatever narcotic he wanted.

The informant allegedly purchased 8.6 grams of cocaine from Unke and Hargrave on Aug. 2 and 8.8 grams of cocaine from all three defendants Aug. 27 in a motel parking lot in Willmar.

The informant also allegedly purchased crack cocaine during the meeting.

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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