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Wadena man charged with four felony offenses

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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

Christopher Joseph Cotten, a 39-year-old Wadena man, was charged with four felony offenses in district court last Friday after being stopped by the Minnesota State Patrol just inside the city limits of Wadena.

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According to Wadena Chief of Police Naomi Plautz, agents of the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force were observing the vehicle traveling westward on Highway 10. A search warrant had already been obtained.

Cotten, the driver, who was in the company of another man, was detained while a K-9 unit assisted in a search of the vehicle.

Cotten was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana and taken to the Wadena County Jail where he was held on criminal charges.

A subsequent search warrant was executed at Cotten’s home. Found inside the home was drug paraphernalia, a six-shot revolver, a .22 caliber pistol, ammunition for a 20-gauge shotgun and a 9 millimeter handgun and a quantity of methamphetamine/MDM (Ecstasy).

Cotten is charged with third degree controlled substance-possession of cocaine, fifth degree possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of a pistol/assault weapon after conviction of a crime of violence.

The drug task force was assisted by the Wadena Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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