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Two arrested on drug charges in Hermantown

Hermantown police seized approximately 26 pounds of marijuana, along with hash oil, guns and cash in a bust last month. (Photos courtesy of Hermantown Police Department)

Duluth News Tribune

Two people were arrested in connection to what Hermantown police say was “a significant seizure of marijuana and butane hash oil ‘wax’ in the state of Minnesota” on Feb. 21.

Hermantown residents Miles Alton Hamel, 20, and Savannah Rhea Williams, 18, were each charged in State District Court on Feb. 23 with second-degree sale of a controlled substance, fourth-degree sale of a controlled substance in a park zone and possession of stolen property, according to a criminal complaint. Hamel remains in the St. Louis County Jail and his bail has been set at $50,000. Williams has been released from the St. Louis County Jail on $30,000 bail.

An investigation determined that the Hamel and Williams were selling large quantities of marijuana out of their residence on the 4100 block of Meadow Parkway, within a block of Stebner Park, according to the criminal complaint. During the execution of a search warrant on the residence, the Hermantown Police Department and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force located about 26 pounds of marijuana, 7 pounds of butane hash oil and $27,000 in cash in several rooms of the house and in a vehicle, according to the Hermantown Police Department. Officers also seized two handguns, one of which was determined to have been reported stolen in Duluth.

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