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Authorities seize $22,000 Ecstasy stash in Thief River Falls

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An ongoing investigation led to the seizure of about 885 Ecstasy pills Friday afternoon in Thief River Falls, the North Star Drug Task Force said.

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At 3:30 p.m., deputies arrested 20-year-old Kenneth Strand, Stewartville, Minn., during a traffic stop on Main Street. They said he had more than 500 pills.

He was brought to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office and is being held on a first-degree controlled substance crime charge.

NSDTF officials estimate each pill has a street value of $25, making for a total of nearly $22,000 for the confiscated pills.

Strand will be held at the Pennington County Jail for arraignment Monday at the Pennington County District Court.

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