Crosby man faces drug charges
The 61-year-old Crosby man, arrested last week during a drug investigation, faces felony charges for allegedly selling and possessing drugs worth $10,000 on the streets.
Wayne Allen Maxfield was arraigned Monday, Aug. 17, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd on charges of first-degree possession of 50 grams or more cocaine or methamphetamine, first-degree sale of 17 grams or more of the two drugs and two counts of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.
The Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division executed a search warrant at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at a residence occupied by Maxfield off Highway 6 in Crosby. According to the criminal complaint filed against Maxfield, drug agents located 87.4 grams of field-tested methamphetamine, 1,147 grams of suspected marijuana, a large amount of suspected marijuana seeds and 9.3 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms. Also located were prepackaged amounts of methamphetamine, packaging materials and numerous digital scales.
A large amount of ammunition, consisting of various gauges of shotgun shells and rifle calibers, was located throughout the residence. A large amount of ammunition was located in the bedroom believed to belong to the defendant based upon information provided by cooperating defendants, a concerned citizen and a confidential informant, the court document stated. Two firearms, a 20-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle, were located in Maxfield’s bedroom. A loaded .22-caliber rifle was located in a shed on the property. Maxfield has a prior felony drug conviction making him ineligible to possess a firearm or ammunition, the court document stated.
The complaint stated Maxfield is believed to have sold methamphetamine from his residence due to information provided by several individuals as well as a successful controlled buy of methamphetamine from the defendant.
During his first appearance, Judge Patricia A. Aanes posted unconditional bail at $75,000 or $8,000 with conditions to include he cannot leave the state without written court approval, agree to random testing for drugs, cannot enter any bars or liquor stores and cannot possess or use any controlled substances, alcohol or firearms.
Maxfield, who was convicted of fifth-degree sale of a controlled substance in June 2002, posted a bond and was released from jail Tuesday.
His next court hearing is 9:15 a.m. Sept. 14.