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Wadena man sought on two drug crimes, warrants

On Jan. 13, West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force investigators met with a confidential informant and set up a drug buy with a man known as "Red," also known as Ronald Blair, 50, of Wadena, according to court records.

The CI met with Blair at an apartment that is in Section 8 public housing, court records said. There, the CI purchased 0.8 grams of cocaine.

A second undercover buy was set up and executed on Jan. 15 at the same residence but involving different sellers.

Blair was charged March 29 with two counts of conspiracy to sell a controlled substance crime in the second degree.

Blair was being sought by authorities on the new charges as well as two other open court files. A warrant was issued for his arrest on March 16.