According to reports, two women and a man from West Central Minnesota are facing two felony-level charges for second-degree drug possession, storage of meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, and petty misdemeanors for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. Authorities allege that they specifically found over 12 grams of meth, marijuana, mushrooms and drug paraphernalia at their Wilmar, Minnesota, residence.
Apparently a citizen alerted Wilmar police to alleged illegal drug activity in the home. The police complaint states that three individuals were using drugs in the basement of the home and were asked by the owner to leave the house. Further, the complaint noted that there was a 9-year-old child in the house. When officers responded to the call, drug paraphernalia was allegedly in plain sight, and the man and one woman apparently took an item off of a desk and tossed it onto the floor.
The Drug Task Force was informed, who petitioned for a search warrant and executed it at the residence. The Drug Task Force allegedly found multiple bags of various drugs including meth, mushrooms, marijuana, a digital scale and drug paraphernalia including pipes.
The man facing the felony level drug charges was convicted of a third-degree drug offense in 2009, and one woman had five prior drug convictions for sale and drug possession. The most recent charges faced by the three individuals are very serious in nature and should not be taken lightly. It is extremely important for these individuals seek the legal advice of a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Source: West Central Tribune, "Three from west central Minnesota face drug charges, busted with meth, drug paraphernalia," Gretchen Schlosser, Aug. 30, 2013