Agents with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1800 6th Avenue in the City of Mankato.  The search warrant was obtained as the result of a lengthy investigation by the Task Force.

During the search warrant agents located 282 grams, or 10 ounces, of methamphetamine.  The street value of the methamphetamine would be between $10,000 and $15,000.  Agents also located an indoor marijuana grow consisting of 10 plants, a revolver, and evidence of drug sales.  There were two people present when the warrant was executed, a husband and wife who are the owners of the property. 

Both were arrested and booked into the Blue Earth County Jail on the following charges:

First Degree Controlled Substance Possession

First Degree Controlled Substance Sales


Randy Joel Bade, 33, of Mankato.

April Michelle Bade, 28 of Mankato.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety and the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office assisted with the search warrant.

-KEYC News 12