La Crescent man faces drug charges

WINONA -- A La Crescent man faces four drug-related charges in Winona District Court after allegedly selling cocaine to a police informant.

Donald W. Schmanski, 53, was charged March 11 with one count of first-degree controlled substance crime, two second-degree controlled substance crimes and one third-degree controlled substance crime.

The complaint alleges an informant told police that Schmanski was selling cocaine. The informant made a controlled buy March 8. When police tried to arrest Schmanski, he ran but was caught.

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