Commander Jay Salzer advised that on July 26th, 2021, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant in the 200 block of 3rd Street, City of Holdingford, Stearns County, Minnesota.
Prior to executing the search warrant, Investigators from the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force learned that Brandon Damien Wright, 39 years of age from Holdingford Minnesota, was suspected of distributing methamphetamine throughout Central Minnesota. Investigators were able to set up controlled buys with Wright on multiple occasions and were able to purchase suspected methamphetamine from Wright.
Investigators then applied for a search warrant for Wright’s residence after they learned that Wright was suspected of storing methamphetamine at his residence. On July 26th, 2021, Investigators executed the search warrant at Wrights residence. Inside the residence, Investigators located 36.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 8 suspected MDMA tablets, and suspected paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of controlled substances.
Investigators were able to locate Wright as he was not home during the execution of the search warrant. Wright was transported to Stearns County Jail where he is being held for court on charges of 2nd degree sales of controlled substance, 2nd degree possession of controlled substance, and 5th degree possession of controlled substance.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of Investigators from St. Cloud and Sartell Police Departments and deputies from Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd and Morrison Counties Sheriff’s Office.