Man charged after allegedly assaulting woman for not taking him to Walmart

By |2018-07-22T22:24:07-05:00July 22nd, 2018|

A Garden City man is facing four charges in Blue Earth County after Mankato Police responded to a report of a male and female punching each other in a parked car. According to court documents, the female left the scene in a vehicle but Police located the male, 38-year old Stefan Joseph Wasinger walking near Broad Street. Authorities say Wasinger attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a short pursuit. The man reportedly dumped a bag during the chase that Police later found. Inside the bag, Officers say they located zip-lock baggies that contained methamphetamine residue. The female reportedly told Police [...]

Methamphetamine cases up from 2017, County Attorney says it remains the drug of choice in the area

By |2018-06-21T13:29:00-05:00June 21st, 2018|

As Mankato grows, so do drug crimes. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott says methamphetamine continues to be the drug of choice in the area. "We don't see the labs anymore. But the issue is supply and demand. You can go back to fifteen years ago and a pound of meth might cost ten twelve-thousand dollars. Today, because it's flooded in the market with the cartel coming up from Mexico and other areas, that same pound of meth will cost maybe two, three-thousand dollars on the street. So, it's readily available." Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott Data from the [...]

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