by Mike Knaak
A region-wide investigation of methamphetamine sales and distribution included police action in the 100 block of Second Street South in Sartell.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force executed 11 search warrants at nine different locations in Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud and Benton and Stearns counties on Feb. 28 and March 1.
Officers found more than eight pounds of meth and recovered $7,500 in the raids, according to the task force.
The following people were arrested during the investigation: Heidi Austin, 36; Anthony Keeney, 52; Justin Ginter, 30; Michael Stempson, 35; Alfredo Medina, 39; Cassandra Schlottman, 35; Susan Solomonson, 45; Brooklyn Streit-Applegate, 21; Ashley Kirckof, 25; David Roering, 57; Ricardo Medina 38; Leroy Theisen, 65. Two additional individuals; Heather Christensen 32, and Delia Thompson, 22 were arrested on outstanding warrants.
The task force includes officers from Little Falls, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud and deputies from Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd and Morrison counties.