Four face charges after searches turn up meth, marijuana in Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Four people have been charged with drug sale and possession charges, along with storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child, after law enforcement officers served search warrants Wednesday morning at three Litchfield residences.
According to a news release from Litchfield Police Chief Patrick Fank, officers located 191 grams of methamphetamine and 43 grams of marijuana at 426 North Ramsey Ave. The search warrants and arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation into meth distribution in central Minnesota, Fank said.
The Litchfield Police, along with the North Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force and the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, also served warrants on homes at 739 East First Street and 25 West Weisel in the city of Litchfield.
Adam Ramirez, 22, Adrian Anthony Ramirez, 32, Antonia Duarte-Larson, 28, and Irene Lopez, 25, all of Litchfield, were arrested at the Ramsey Avenue residence. All made their first appearances Thursday in Meeker County District Court.
Both Ramirezes and Lopez face the same set of four charges: first-degree sale and drug possession charges, along with fifth-degree possession and storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.
Unconditional bail was set at $300,000 for Adam Ramirez. His next appearance is July 12.
Adrian Ramirez' unconditional bail was set at $500,000. His next appearance is June 25.
Adrian Ramirez also faces first-degree sale and drug possession charges, along with fifth-degree possession and storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.
Lopez' bail was set at $100,000 and her next appearance is July 19.
Duarte-Larson faces second- and fifth-degree drug possession charges, plus a storing meth paraphernalia charge. Her bail was set at $50,000 and her next appearance is also on July 19.
According to Fank, both Ramirezes and Lopez have prior convictions for drug crimes, Adam Ramirez has a burglary conviction and Adrian Ramirez had a second-degree assault conviction earlier this year.