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Two arrested in Superior crack cocaine case

A warrant was issued Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court for a Proctor man who allegedly sold crack cocaine in tandem with a Superior resident.

Kenneth Lemar Childs, 34, of Superior and Robert Alan Dixon, 50, of Proctor, Minn., each face three counts of felony delivering crack cocaine. Both were released on $1,000 cash bail and ordered not to use or possess any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia without a valid prescription.

The warrant was issued for Dixon when he failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. According to Superior police records, he was arrested later that day. Childs appeared in court Wednesday, and his preliminary hearing was rescheduled for March 29.

According to the criminal complaints:

Dixon sold crack cocaine he got from Childs during a series of drug buys monitored by investigators in February and early March. In each instance, investigators observed Dixon stop at Childs' home on the 1900 block of Baxter Avenue before bringing cocaine to the buyer.

Dixon was highly visible during the drug buys because of his distinctive vehicle and wearing a bright yellow fluorescent safety vest.

When questioned by investigators, Dixon allegedly admitted to being a meth user and "middling" crack cocaine deals from Childs, who is known by the street name "B." Childs allegedly admitted to authorities that he sold Dixon cocaine.

If convicted of all three counts, each man faces a combined maximum sentence of 32½ years of imprisonment, and a maximum fine of $75,000.