Police: Drugs, 2 sets of body armor found following East Hillside house search, one arrested

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DULUTH, MN — A Duluth man has been charged after police found a variety of drugs, firearms, and body armor during a search in an East Hillside neighborhood.

According to Duluth Police, Carter Galo, 23, was arrested last Friday after multiple law enforcement agencies searched a home on the 1300 block of East 2nd Street.

During the search, police say they found cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, ecstasy pills, as well as other evidence of drug sales, and police say investigators seized four firearms, ammunition, and two sets of body armor.

Galo has been charged with first degree sale of cocaine while possessing a firearm, third degree sale of fentanyl, third degree sale of methamphetamine, possession of a bullet resistant vest (body armor) while committing a felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Officials say the search was done by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Duluth Police Tactical Response Team, the Northwest Area Crime Unity in Wisconsin, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the Superior Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

Police say if you or someone you know would like information on the resources available to help anyone addicted to drugs to call the opioid hotline at 218-730-4009.

Krystal Frasier

Krystal Frasier

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