Two men charged after guns, drugs seized in Duluth

It follows a months-long investigation.
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Two men have been arrested after police found them in possession of lethal drugs and a  cache of weapons in Duluth.

The arrests came after a search warrant was served at an apartment in the 2000 block of West 2nd Street and a business in the 3200 block of West Michigan Street.

During these searches, police recovered 28 grams of the deadly opioid fentanyl, some of which was packaged for sale, along with 93 grams of methamphetamine and drug packaging.

They also found eight guns, ammunition, other evidence of drug sales, and just under $4,000 cash.

Two men were arrested, a 30-year-old from Detroit and a 53-year-old from Duluth, who are being held in St. Louis County Jail.

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The Detroit man, Robert Anthony Winston, has been charged with 1st and 2nd-degree sale of a controlled substance, with his bail set at $200,000.

The Duluth man, Marice King, was charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree sale of a controlled substance, with bail set at $50,000.

Winston was out on a $100,000 bail at the time of his arrest after being charged on Dec. 4 with assault for a shooting in Duluth.

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Police note that it's his 5th arrest in the past four months for violent crimes, drug sales or violating the conditions of his intensive pre-trial release.

Duluth Police Department says the arrests were the result of a months-long investigation alongside the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

"The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force focuses on drug suppliers and violent offenders to keep our community safe," the task force said. "The investigation and arrest of Robert Winston affirms both of those goals. The Task Force will continue its work to hold dangerous offenders accountable."

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