Meth, handgun and cash land man in jail
PIERZ--A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after drug agents seized 7 grams of methamphetamine, a .22-caliber handgun, digital scales and $3,000 in cash.
PIERZ-A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after drug agents seized 7 grams of methamphetamine, a .22-caliber handgun, digital scales and $3,000 in cash.
Investigators with the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force received information on the location of a person wanted on several felony warrants who was staying in the Pierz area of Morrison County. Investigators began watching a residence and a short time later observed a motorcycle leave the house. Investigators believed the wanted party was operating the motorcycle and requested Morrison County Sheriff Office deputies stop it.
Upon the motorcycle stopping, the operator fled the scene on foot and entered into a nearby garage in an effort to hide, the task force reported. Investigators and deputies located the subject and placed him under arrest. The 31-year-old Pierz man, who was not the person with warrants, was taken into custody for no motorcycle endorsement and driving after revocation.
While conducting the arrest, a second vehicle was seen leaving the residence and was stopped by Morrison County deputies and investigators with the task force. During this second traffic stop the party with the warrants, a 35-year-old Zimmerman man, was located in the passenger seat and was taken into custody and transported to the Morrison County Jail where he was booked for his warrants, which included receiving stolen property and third-degree burglary.
The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old Otsego, man was arrested after a search of his vehicle turned up 7 grams of methamphetamine, a .22-caliber handgun, digital scales and $3,000 cash. He was transported to the Morrison County Jail and booked for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
The task force was assisted by the Morrison County Sheriff Office and the Minnesota State Patrol. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of officers from the Sauk Rapids, Little Falls and St. Cloud Police Departments, and deputies from the Sherburne, Todd, Morrison, Benton and Stearns County Sheriff Offices.