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Homemade bomb detonated, drugs seized in raid in Danube

DANUBE — A homemade explosive device was detonated, and 20 guns, 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly a half ounce of suspected psilocybin mushrooms were seized in a drug task force raid Wednesday at a residence in Danube.

Three people were taken into custody. A 3-year-old boy was also removed from the residence by Renville County Family Services.

According to the Cooperative Enforcement Effort - VI Drug and Gang Task Force, agents executed a search warrant at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday at the residence in the 29000 block of U.S. Highway 212 in the city of Danube.

Agents arrested three individuals at the residence, including a 41-year-old male and 32-year-old female who reside there. They face felony charges for controlled substances and firearms violations.

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Agents seized the methamphetamine, suspected psilocybin mushrooms, 16 long guns, and four hand guns.

Agents discovered the homemade explosive device while searching the premises. The Bloomington Bomb Squad was called to the scene. They performed a controlled detonation of the device.

The CEE-VI Task Force was also assisted by the Brown, Lyon, Redwood, Renville Drug Task Force and the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The case remains under investigation.

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