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Three facing drug charges for selling cocaine

WILLMAR -- Three people made their first court appearances Monday for allegedly selling cocaine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant, with the last purchase happening last week.

Deedra Lyn Hargrave, 42, of Morris, and Ryan Scott Unke, 21, of Willmar, both face one first-degree drug sale charge and Aiesha Caldwell, 27, of Chicago, Ill., faces a second-degree drug sale charge.

Unconditional bail was set at $200,000 for Hargrave, with conditional release allowed for $100,000. Unconditional bail was set at $150,000, with conditional bail at $90,000, for both Unke and Caldwell. All three make their next appearance Sept. 13 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

According to the complaints, the informant allegedly purchased 40 Lortab pills, a prescription narcotic, from Unke on July 13. The purchase was made in a retail store parking lot in Willmar, with Hargrave meeting the informant and Unke at the location. Hargrave allegedly told the informant she could get him whatever he wanted for drugs.

The informant allegedly purchased 5.8 grams of cocaine on July 23 and 10.5 grams of cocaine on July 27 from Unke.

On Aug. 2, the informant allegedly bought 8.6 grams of cocaine from Unke and Hargrave in another retail store parking lot in Willmar.

On Friday, the informant allegedly purchased 8.8 grams of cocaine from all three defendants 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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