According to a news release, a 37 year old St. Paul man and a 32 year old Lauderdale man are in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail for 1st Degree Controlled Substance Sales charges.

Early Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force arrested the two parties after witnessing a drug transaction occur in the parking lot of a Willmar business. During the incident, Agents recovered over two ounces of cocaine, several thousand dollars in cash, marijuana, digital scales, drug packaging material and handgun ammunition.

The Task Force was assisted at the scene by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Willmar Police Department. This case is still under investigation