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Two DL men appear for selling, having drugs

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Two Detroit Lakes men will appear Monday in Becker County District Court on felony drug charges.

Carl Alan Olson, 23, of 1220 Eighth St., Lot 13, and Brandon Michael Kertscher, 20, of 20450 Co. Hwy. 21, Lot 35, are each facing one felony count of fifth degree drug possession, while Olson is also facing a second felony count for selling drugs.

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The charges stem from a Dec. 16 incident in which a search warrant was executed at the Becker County residence where Olson, Kertscher and another woman all resided together at one time.

During the search, an estimated 127 grams of marijuana were allegedly found, in packaged and bulk form. A digital scale, sale logs and other drug paraphernalia were also found. Also during the search, an unidentified person came to the residence carrying $30 in cash, allegedly to purchase a "bag" of marijuana from Olson.

Both Olson and Kertscher are being held in the Becker County Jail pending their next court appearance. Olson's bail has been set at $20,000, with conditions, while Kertscher's bail was set at $1,000 with conditions, or $5,000 without.

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