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Men arrested in Cottage Grove after police report finding meth in vehicle

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Two men were arrested after police allegedly found 8 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

John Joseph Smith, 32, of Faribault, and 49-year-old Craig L. Tchida, who didn’t have a permanent address, were arrested and charged with second-degree possession of at least 6 grams of methamphetamine in Washington County District Court after their vehicle was searched by Cottage Grove police on June 25.


According to the criminal complaint:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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