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Task Force arrests more than 20 in drug sweep

December 14, 2011
Marshall Independent

REDWOOD?COUNTY?- After an extensive 12-month investigation conducted by the Brown-Lyon-Lincoln-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force, 21 people were arrested on various felony drug charges in Redwood County Tuesday, the Task Force said.

In a news release from the Task Force, the arrests followed five other felony-level drug arrests made by the Drug Task Force on Dec. 2 that were the result of the same investigation. In total, there were 31 arrest warrants issued, of which five remain outstanding, the Task Force said.

The defendants appeared in Redwood County District Court Tuesday, the release said. Additional charges may be forthcoming as a results of the investigation.

The following individuals were taken into custody: Philip Lawrence Ludewig, 32, of Springfield, fifth degree sale; Kimberly Ann Hare, 38, of Redwood Falls, third degree sale; Angela Sue Schaffer, 34, of Redwood Falls, second degree sale; Shelley Marie Dow, 38, of Redwood Falls, fifth degree sale; Ross Carter Downwind, 39, of Redwood Falls, fifth degree sale; Jesse Robert King, 20, of Redwood Falls, first degree sale; Ronny Allen Jarvis, 34, of Redwood Falls, first degree sale; Brandy Lee Larsen, 34, of Redwood Falls, third degree sale; Melissa Lynn Prechel, 27, of Redwood Falls, conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the third degree; Isaiah Lenard Turner, 32, of Redwood Falls, controlled substance crime in the fifth degree; subsequent offenses; Kevin Arnell Banks, 32, of Redwood Falls, fifth degree sale; Lino Todd Brothers, 38, of Redwood Falls, fifth degree sale; Nathan A. Wabasha, 33, of Morton, third degree sale; Carl Norman-Reed Ockwig, 41, of Renville, fifth degree sale; Linda Kay Larsen, 60, of Redwood Falls, second degree sale; Kelly Jon Brothers, 35, of Redwood Falls, fifth degree sale; Robin Todd Pendleton, 47, of Morton, second degree sale; Sherman Dean Killsplenty, 34, of Morton, second degree sale; Michelle J. Rainey, 37, of Redwood Falls, second degree sale; Becky Marie Larsen, 39, of Morton, second degree sale; Curtis Dale Williams, 39, of Redwood Falls, first and second degree sales.

The following agencies assisted in the arrests: Redwood County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Marshall Police Department, Renville County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Redwood Falls Police Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Lower Sioux Police Department and Redwood County Attorney's office and Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force.

 
 

 

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