MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in central Minnesota say two people were arrested Wednesday after a home search turned up nearly 12 pounds of meth.
The CEE-VI Drug Task Force says officers executed a narcotics search warrant at a home in Litchfield, on the 600 block of Armstrong Avenue South.READ MORE: Don Shelby Recovering After Stroke Waylaid His Stage Performance As Sinclair Lewis
Inside, officers found 11.6 pounds of meth, which has an estimated street value of $150,000. Also found was more than 9 pounds of marijuana and over $72,000 in cash.
Officers arrested a 33-year-old Litchfield man and 36-year-old Litchfield woman. They are being held in the Meeker County Jail pending formal charges.READ MORE: 'Hundreds ... Literally Begging Me To Run Again': WCCO Goes 1-On-1 With Ousted GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan
According to the task force, agents were initially called to the home to assist the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The task for applied for the search warrant thereafter.
Assisting the task force in the search were the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Litchfield Police Department.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Scary': Minnesota Man Who Worked With U.S. Army Stuck In Afghanistan
Litchfield is located about 70 miles west of Minneapolis.