FERGUS FALLS -- A Fergus Falls man was found guilty by an Otter Tail County jury Oct. 23 of first-degree sales of controlled substances.

Sentencing for Roland Ybarra will take place at a later date.

On July 16 detectives with the Otter Tail County Sheriff Office and West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine from Ybarra in Fergus Falls.

“Detectives utilized a confidential and reliable informant,” said Otter Tail County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke.

The drug and violent crimes task force is comprised of sheriff deputies from the counties of Otter Tail, Wadena, Douglas and Becker. Additionally, officers for the task force also come from the Detroit Lakes and Alexandria police departments.