Thomas Sarenpa
Thomas Sarenpa
Drug charges are pending against two men after their arrest Tuesday night in the Alco parking lot in Spring Valley.

Darrell Luttrel, 21, of Albert Lea and Thomas Sarenpa, 23, of Blaine, Minn., were arrested after Southeastern Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force investigators found what is believed to be a pound of marijuana in their vehicle.

According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, their arrests were subsequent to an active investigation by the Task Force.

Luttrel and Sarenpa appeared in Fillmore County District Court Thursday and were both charged with fifth degree sale of marijuana. Bail was set at $20,000 unconditional and $5,000 conditional for both Luttrel and Sarenpa. Their next court appearance is set for Monday, March 24.

Jensen said Fillmore County deputies and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted.