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Three more from area face charges for selling meth; two Spicer women were previously charged in case

WILLMAR -- Three more people have made their first court appearances on first-degree drug sale charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, faces three drug sale and conspiracy charges. She appeared Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Unconditional bail was set at $120,000 with conditional bail at $8,000 cash only.

Shea Morgan Carlson, identified as Fader's son, faces one drug sale charge and made his first appearance Thursday. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000 with conditional bail at $15,000 cash. Judge Donald M. Spilseth ordered the cash bail be forfeited if Carlson uses drugs and ordered him to submit to daily reporting and drug testing.

Amanda Sue O'Leary, 19, of Spicer and formerly of Redwood Falls, also faces a single charge.

Her unconditional bail was set at $100,000 with conditional bail at $7,500 cash. All three are scheduled to make their next court appearance Jan. 19.

According to the complaint against Fader, she was involved in the sale of a total of 22.5 grams of meth to an informant Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 in Willmar and Spicer. Kristy Lynn Blinsky, 30, and Allison Nicole Pace, 28, both of Spicer, have also been charged in connection to the sales.

Fader has a 2004 federal drug conviction for possessing controlled substances in Anchorage, Alaska.

According to the complaint against Carlson and O'Leary, an informant for the task force purchased a total of 11.7 grams of meth from Carlson on July 15, July 24 and Aug. 7 in Willmar and Spicer. O'Leary, identified as Carlson's girlfriend, is alleged to have assisted in the deals. Tests performed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension showed the drug to be methamphetamine.

Carlson has three prior fifth-degree possession convictions from Kandiyohi and Yellow Medicine counties. According to the court file, he served a year and a day in prison on one of the convictions.

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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