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Cottage Grove police brief: Alleged drug dealer arrested

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Cottage Grove police brief: Alleged drug dealer arrested
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

An alleged drug dealer was arrested after police interrupted a planned marijuana buy.

Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7400 block of Hidden Valley Trail shortly after 10 p.m. Dec. 30. A male suspect in the vehicle said he was in the area to buy marijuana. Police then located the alleged dealer, who was arrested.

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Samuel T. Pines, 18, of Cottage Grove, was booked into Washington County jail on suspicion of fifth-degree drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and a fifth-degree drug sale charge.

The suspect who had planned to buy marijuana was released without citations or an arrest because he possessed no drugs, according to police.

-Scott Wente

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