Drug charges

An Echo man has been arrested and charged with 5 felony charges after an investigation led by the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/ and Renville Drug Task Force. The Agents were looking for 37-year-old Donald Braaten who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant out of Lyon County. They were led to Granite Falls, where they saw Braaten enter a vehicle. They followed him to the City of Sacred Heart where they took him into custody. The agents executed a search warrant on Braaten’s vehicle where they found a handgun with ammunition and a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Braaten was charged with a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, 1st Degree sale of a controlled substance, along with other charges of controlled substances.


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