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The Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division (LADID), along with drug agents from the North Central Drug Task Force confiscated 15 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of around $40,000-$50,000 Wednesday at a rural Brainerd home and a 41-year-old Brainerd man and a 23-year-old Randall woman have been charged with the crime.

 Kayla Renae Mercado

Kayla Renae Mercado

Timothy George Clark

Timothy George Clark

Timothy George Clark and Kayla Renae Mercado were charged Friday with first-degree sale of drugs in Crow Wing District Court. Clark, who has a prior felony conviction for a controlled substance, also was charged with first-degree possession of drugs. Court documents state that Clark and Mercado did on one or more occasions within a 90-day period unlawfully sell one or more mixture of a total weight of 10 grams or more containing cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine.

LADID and North Central Drug Task Force drug agents executed a search warrant at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the rural Brainerd home. As a result of the warrant, along with the 15 ounces of methamphetamine that were sized, $4,500 cash, a scale and baggies were located.  

Sgt. Joe Meyer of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department and head of LADID said the two arrests are significant for the area, as the amount of meth that was located has a high street value of between $40,000-$50,000.  

“It also shows the overwhelming presence of meth in this community,” said Meyer.

LADID was assisted by members of the Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team, Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department and the North Central Drug Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

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