Mankato man facing felony charges after house fire exposes marijuana-growing operation

(Mankato, MN) — A Mankato man, 42-year-old Derek Salberg, faces felony charges after a house fire exposed a marijuana growing operation. Firefighters were sent to a house fire where they found a “marijuana grow” inside. This led to a search of the house where authorities found four marijuana plants, grow tents and lights, an apparent drug ledger and more. Salberg was also found to have sold mixtures of narcotics of a total weight of ten grams or more. Salberg’s bail was set at $50,000.