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5 face drug charges after search warrant served on Willmar home

WILLMAR -- Five people made their first court appearances Friday on drug charges after methamphetamine and pills were found during the search Thursday of a home on Fifth Street Southeast in Willmar.

WILLMAR -- Five people made their first court appearances Friday on drug charges after methamphetamine and pills were found during the search Thursday of a home on Fifth Street Southeast in Willmar.

Derek Ryan Tate, 31, of Willmar, faces a second-degree sale count, plus third-and fifth-degree possession charges. His unconditional bail was set at $100,000.

Joann Linnea Tate, 54, of Willmar, faces a third-degree sale charge, plus third-and fifth-degree possession charges. Her unconditional bail was set at $50,000.

Samuel Allen Krasean, 22, of Willmar, Daric Dennis Rosenau, 27, of Atwater, and Kelli Kae Johnson, 37, of Willmar, each face two charges, of third- and fifth-degree drug possession. Unconditional bail was set at $25,000 for each.

All five defendants are scheduled to next appear Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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According to the complaints, agents from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force and Willmar SWAT team served a search warrant on the home along the 700 block of Fifth Street Southeast around 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

The officers found both Tates, Krasean and Rosenau in the home and arrested them. Johnson arrived later and was taken into custody.

The search revealed 0.8 grams of methamphetamine and Derek Tate's wallet on a table in the basement room where the men were located. When Tate was searched, officers found marijuana and a container with meth residue in his pocket. Also located in the room were a stun gun, $250 cash, a water bong, drug paraphernalia and surveillance cameras and monitors.

Officers noticed Tate making furtive efforts when they entered the basement and found two baggies, containing 3.8 grams of meth, at that location in the room. They also located 2.2 grams of meth, a credit card in Johnson's name and Oxycontin pills in a plastic case.

In Joann Tate's bedroom, officers found pills that contained a mix of Oxycontin and Tylenol, plus Oxycontin pills and a baggie with meth residue.

More surveillance cameras and monitors were located in a bedroom and the living room of the home. Officers also searched the garage and located numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

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