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Dragnet snags another on meth charges

WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Friday on a first-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling 14.1 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in October.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Justin Paul Nelson, with conditional bail allowed for $1,000. His next appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court is Feb. 22.

According to the complaint, as part of the ongoing investigation into meth sales in the Willmar area, CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents had contact with a confidential informant who arranged the purchase of meth from Nelson.

The informant was provided with $900 in task force funds and allegedly purchased the meth from Nelson in an alley along Lakeland Drive Southeast.

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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