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Two face drug sale, possession charges for roles in selling meth

WILLMAR — Francisco Fredrick Galvan, 31, and Raquel Garcia Morales, 33, of Willmar, both made their first appearances Friday on drug sale and possession charges for their roles in selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

Unconditional bail was set at $75,000 for Galvan, who faces felony second-degree sale and possession counts, plus a fifth-degree possession charge and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morales faces one second- and one third-degree charge for drug sale.

Both make their next appearance on April 1 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

According to the complaint against Morales, an informant purchased 3.3 grams of meth from her on Nov. 26 at a southwest Willmar residence. The informant told agents he was put into a bedroom by Morales while the supplier of the drugs was at the residence because she did not want the informant or the supplier to see the other person.

According to the complaint against Galvan, CEE-VI agents went to Morales’ apartment on Thursday evening to speak to her about pending charges against her for selling meth. Morales showed the agents into the apartment, where they saw meth in plain view in a bedroom. She showed them a glass pipe and allegedly said the box of baggies with the pipe was “to sell methamphetamine.”

Morales allegedly told agents that Galvan was out getting more meth and would return to the apartment. When he returned, Galvan told agents he was not carrying any drugs, and allowed the agents to look into a bag he was carrying. There was a bag containing 0.6 grams of meth hidden in a men’s deodorant stick in the larger bag.

Both individuals were taken to the jail and a search warrant was executed on the apartment. Agents located notes containing pay/owe sheets on drug debts, drug paraphernalia, a total of 8.5 grams of meth, a digital scale and a water bong.

Morales was interviewed after her arrest and said that Galvan brings the meth to the apartment, sells it to her and then she sells the drugs for a profit.

Galvan told investigators that his property was in the apartment, but that the only drugs that belonged to him was what he was carrying, not anything found in the apartment.

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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