On Friday, October 2nd, a Minneapolis man was arrested at the Medford Mall after agreeing to trade 6 ounces of methamphetamine for 7 guns according to the Owatonna Police Department. 22-year-old Nehemiah Edris of Minneapolis has been charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

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On October 2nd according to the Owatonna Police Department publication, "Just The Facts" a South Central Drug Investigation Unit investigation came to an end with the arrest of Edris in Medford.

Edris, according to the publication, in September met with an agent of the SCDIU and had agreed to sell the agent an ounce of methamphetamine. While in the City of Owatonna Edris completed a sale to the agent in which the agent received 29 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the Owatonna Police publication, Edris and the agent had a "conversation" about "the exchange of meth for guns." That conversation has Edris stating to the agent "Yeah, we like guns."

Last Friday the agent and Edris came to the agreement that the undercover agent would "trade 7 firearms in exchange for 6 ounces of meth."

The agent met Edris in the Medford Mall to complete the exchange of weapons for drugs.  During the exchange, Edris took possession of the weapons, which were disabled before the exchange to make them non-functional, in exchange for 171 grams of presumptive methamphetamine.

According to online court records, Edris was sentenced in 2019 in part to "not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives" stemming from a 2018 case involving Edris Possessing Ammo/Any Firearm in Hennepin County.

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