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Man arrested on charges of methamphetamine trafficking

A man was arrested in Marshall County after investigators said they found nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine in his home.

Jeremie Berg, 44, could face up to 40 years behind bars if convicted, according to a press release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. He is facing two charges of first-degree drug sales and a count of unlawful possession of a weapon.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol assisted Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force in searching Berg's home near Newfolden, Minn., on Feb. 26, the release said. Berg was on bail from Anoka County on charges alleging he had over 17 grams of methamphetamine, the release said.

Officers stopped Berg outside his home and allegedly found him with a loaded pistol, a lot of cash, an ounce of methamphetamine, a glass pipe, a scale and marijuana. Inside the home, the release said there were about 50 grams of methamphetamine. Berg allegedly denied the gun was his, but confessed to owning the drugs.