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House sought in forfeiture action

The Clay County Attorney's Office is seeking the forfeiture of a Glyndon residence. The owner of the property located at 418 Eglon Ave. sold cocaine at the residence on two occasions in August, according to a civil complaint filed by Assistan...

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The Clay County Attorney's Office is seeking the forfeiture of a Glyndon residence.

The owner of the property located at 418 Eglon Ave. sold cocaine at the residence on two occasions in August, according to a civil complaint filed by Assistant Clay County Attorney Michelle Winkis.

Each deal involved the sale of two grams of cocaine, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, a search warrant executed at the residence on Aug. 16 yielded seven grams of cocaine.

The homeowner is identified in the complaint as Santos R. Martinez.

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At this point, no criminal charges have been filed against Martinez.

Attempts to reach Martinez for comment Friday were not successful.

According to the Clay County Assessor's Office, the value of the land and the house, which was built in 1887, is $18,000.

The civil action asks the court to order that ownership of the property be transferred to the county.

Winkis said it is rare for the county to attempt to seize a private residence in connection with alleged drug trafficking.

She said drug cases typically involve rental properties and in those cases, Winkis said, individuals face eviction.

Readers can reach Moorhead Bureau Chief Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555

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I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

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