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Fugitive arrested Tuesday in Willmar, search yields over a pound of meth

A 36-year-old Willmar man was wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and a later search warrant execution found over a pound of methamphetamine at the residence.

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WILLMAR — A fugitive was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force after he was located on the 700 block of Third Street Southwest, according to a news release from the task force.

The 36-year-old Willmar man was wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections for a parole violation stemming from a Jan. 28 drug case. A later execution of a search warrant found more than a pound of methamphetamine at the residence.

The case is still under investigation.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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