On 08/17/2022, Agents with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of East Washington Street in the Washington Park Neighborhood.  Agents began an investigation into the residence after receiving numerous complaints from neighbors about the activity occurring at the house, including short term traffic.  DTF Agents conducted surveillance operations and identified several people coming and going from the residence who were known by the agents from previous controlled substance investigations.  Agents also observed several hand to hand drug transactions occurring outside of the residence and in nearby Washington Park.   

 

When the warrant was executed agents located ten people inside the residence.  During a search of the residence agents located and seized methamphetamine and fentanyl pills.  A total of six people were arrested.

 

Elizabeth Marie Deberry, 31, of Mankato, 3rd degree controlled substance possession.

 

Briana Kay Laguardia, 27, of Mankato, 3rd degree controlled substance possession.

 

Sarah Jo Hanson, 47, of Mankato, 3rd degree controlled substance possession.

 

Kyle Robert Blackman, 43, of Mankato, 3rd degree controlled substance possession.

 

Kerry Kenneth Larson, 60, of Mankato, 3rd degree controlled substance possession.  

 

Agents arrested another male who had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Nicollet County.