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June 26, 2013

Child found watching movie during drug bust

Barn searched after informant bought $625 worth of meth


Another pipe, suspected drug ledgers, containers with meth and marijuana residue, a "burner" cellphone and a camera also were confiscated during the search.

Both Stanke and Bartelt have been charged with first-degree drug sales, second-degree drug possession, child endangerment and storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Stanke, who has at least three previous drug-related convictions, is facing and additional felony charge of making terroristic threats.

When they appeared in court Monday, Stanke's bail was set $100,000 and Bartelt's bail was set at $50,000.

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