Two face drug charges in Mille Lacs County
Two people are facing drug charges following a traffic stop Monday in Onamia. Marcus William Boyd, 24, Onamia, and Rikki Lorraine Skog, 27, Grand Rapids were charged Monday in Mille Lacs County District Court. Boyd was charged with felony fifth-d...
Two people are facing drug charges following a traffic stop Monday in Onamia.
Marcus William Boyd, 24, Onamia, and Rikki Lorraine Skog, 27, Grand Rapids were charged Monday in Mille Lacs County District Court. Boyd was charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession and pharmacy possession of a hypodermic syringe. Skog was charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor of driving without a valid license.
Both defendants have posted bail and have been released from jail.
According to the criminal complaints filed against Skog and Boyd:
• Mille Lacs Tribal Police officers Monday were called to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Casino in Onamia in regards to a trespassing complaint against Skog, Boyd and two others. Upon arrival to the casino, officers observed Skog driving a silver mini van leaving the property. Officers knew she did not have a valid driver's license and she also had an active warrant out for her arrest. Officers initiated a traffic stop.
• One officer approached Skog and she was taken out of the vehicle and taken into custody. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed the rear passenger, identified as Boyd, making movements under and around the seat. The officers ordered Boyd out of the vehicle and he was detained. Officers explained they had observed him at the casino and Boyd indicated he was just getting a ride and had remained in the vehicle.
• An officer shined a flashlight through the closed rear window of the vehicle and observed a small plastic baggie on the seat where Boyd was sitting. The baggie had distinct black and gold markings and matched a type used for narcotics. Officers also observed a white crystal substance inside the bag that tested positive for methamphetamine.
• Another officer searched the backseat of the vehicle and discovered a metal cigarette case with the initials of "M.W.B., written on the outside. The case was located and it contained two hypodermic syringes.
• In the front seat of the vehicle, a black leather wallet was found between the two front seats and inside were several letters with Skog's name on as a recipient. A small plastic baggie with a crystal substance in it was also found. The wallet field tested positive for methamphetamine. Skog told officers that there was no way the baggie belonged to her as she was pregnant.