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St. Charles man arrested in major drug bust

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ST. CHARLES, Minn. (KTTC) -- A St. Charles man is in custody Tuesday after authorities found more than $100,000 dollars worth of synthetic drugs at his home.

Winona County Sheriff's deputies along with the Southeast Minnesota Narcotics Gang and Task force seized what Sheriff Brand is calling the largest amount of bath salts ever in the county.

Bath salts are also known as plant food, and is a type of synthetic drug.

 Deputies arrested 35-year-old Chad Loehr, who now faces multiple charges including fourth degree controlled substance after deputies found 2-pounds and 6-ounces of those bath salts, along with cash and fire arms at his home in St. Charles.

 Officers performed a search warrant at Loehr's property on the 1400 block of Oakview Drive at about 8 a.m. Monday.

Not only did officials find the $100,000 dollars worth of drugs, but they also found a number of fire arms and siezed the vehicles from the property as evidence.

Subsequent to that search warrant, deputies from Olmsted County went to a business in Dover where they also recovered more fire arms and another significant amount of the synthetic drugs.

Loehr will face charges in both Winona and Olmsted County once the investigation is complete.

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