Northfield Police and the Rice County Task Force got two for the price of one last week when they executed a search warrant on a home in the 800 block of Division St.
The results, they say were two arrests for two crimes: marijuana sales and receiving stolen property.
Charged after the warrant was executed on Jan. 23 were Kenneth Michael Carlson, 25, no known address, and Anne Christine Drivdahl, 25, of Northfield.
According to the criminal complaint, filed Jan. 24 in Rice County District Court but not released until Tuesday:
During the course of executing and knock and search warrant on the property, police detained Carlson and discovered another woman and a 9-month-old baby on the premises. The woman was allowed to take the baby and leave.
Police and task force members found a total of more than four pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $30,000, more than $1,000 in cash, a digital scale, several plastic bags with pot in it and at least two boxes of empty plastic bags, bulk packaging materials for the pot, two duffel bags with pot residue in them, a bottle with 1 1/2 Oxycodone pills in it and loose marijuana within easy reach of a child under the bed in one of the bedrooms and in a file cabinet on the main floor of the residence, according to the complaint.
Police arrested Carlson on the scene and Drivdahl when she returned to the residence while the search was going on. Drivdahl demanded to know why she was being detained as she didn’t sleep on that side of the bed and her “man’s business is her man’s business,” according to the complaint.
The second alleged crime was discovered as police were wrapping up their search. Northfield Sgt. Monte Nelson discovered all-terrain vehicle parts in the garage of the home and traced the vehicle identification number back to an ATV reported stolen from a property less than a block from the Division Street address on June 28, according to the complaint.
Drivdahl was charged with felony fifth degree possession and sale of drugs and felony child neglect. If convicted of the most serious charge, she faces a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
In addition to the same drug and child neglect charges as Drivdahl, Carlson was also handed a second fifth degree felony possession charge and a felony receiving stolen property charge. He could face a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
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