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New London man faces drug sale charge for pot found in CEE-VI search


WILLMAR -- Jason Charles Strehlow, 32, of New London, made his first court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for possessing approximately 1.7 pounds of marijuana found in his home in November by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. His next appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is March 22.

Strehlow also faces a gross misdemeanor charge of pistol or assault weapon possession by a user of controlled substance and a petty misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia possession.

According to the complaint, agents served the warrant Nov. 9 on Strehlow's home along the 1100 block of 201st Avenue Northwest and found 27 ounces of marijuana, in separate containers in the drawers of furniture, in a freezer and in kitchen cabinets. They also found drug paraphernalia, a scale and three guns, a 9mm rifle, a 30.06 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun. They also located a pruning shears, in the kitchen of the home. The shears had residue on it that tested positive for marijuana.

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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