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St. James man sentenced to 81 months in prison

NEW ULM — A St. James man linked to a pound of methamphetamine found in a North Front Street storage shed in January 2019, was sentenced to 81 months in prison Tuesday in Brown County District Court.

Trevor D. Randall, 42, St. James, was sentenced to 81 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility and credited with 379 days served. The prison term has not mandatory minimum.

Randall was convicted of felony first-degree drug sale 17 grams or more of cocaine or meth within 90 days. Three other felony drug charges and possession of ammunition/any firearm and felon convicted of crime of violence were dismissed.

The Minnesota River Drug Task Force and other agents arrested three male suspects in January 2019 and found 520 grams (one pound, two ounces) of meth in a storage shed on the 1200 block of North Front Street.

The arrest came after an investigation into a group known to be distributing meth in Mankato, New Ulm and the surrounding area.

Agents found the meth, drug sales evidence, a large amount of currency, and a handgun while executing a search warrant.

The other suspects arrested were Michael P. Schugel, 34, Lake Crystal; and Adam N. Miller, 36, Faribault.

“This is another fantastic example of the Drug Task Force’s hard work and dedication,” said Assistant Brown County Attorney Dan Kalk. “They continue to disturb and extract those individuals who create a market for controlled substances, and in this case, methamphetamine. Meth destroys communities so we are grateful for their diligence in removing them from ours.”

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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