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New London man faces drug sale charges for meth deal

WILLMAR — Chase David Frieze, 20, of New London, made his first appearance Monday on second- and third-degree drug sale charges for his role in allegedly selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in February.

Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. His next appearance is July 28.

According to the complaint, the informant arranged to purchase meth from a man on Feb. 24 and was supposed to meet the man and then go to the drug supplier’s home to get the drugs. Later, the informant was asked to meet the man in a parking lot in New London.

The informant went to the location, under surveillance of agents, and purchased the meth while in a vehicle. The informant later turned over a bag of 3.8 grams of meth and said that the man took the money and gave the drugs. Frieze was seated in the driver seat of the vehicle during the transaction.

He has a prior fifth-degree controlled substance conviction in 2012.

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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