Minnesota police say that they recently arrested five people and are still looking for one person in connection with a drug crime investigation. Police seized items during a raid, which they claim to be illegal drugs. Investigators say they have been closely observing certain people and activities in the Mankato area for weeks, and conducted a sting operation known in law enforcement as a “controlled buy” to gain probable cause for arresting the people who are now facing drug charges.
It was approximately 8:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday when undercover law enforcement officers entered a mobile home park. More than 20 investigators conducted searches in four mobile homes in the park. The officers claim to have seized Mbox pills, which are a dangerous street drug that is counterfeit oxycodone. Such pills typically contain fentanyl.
Investigators removed other items from the premises as well
The police officers who searched the mobile homes also took several firearms into custody, as well as several thousand dollars and a substance that they believe to be cocaine. Four of the defendants were arrested on the spot, while another woman was located and taken into custody some time later. Several K9 units were used to search the mobile homes.
Exploring criminal defense options when facing drug charges in Minnesota
When drug charges are filed against someone in Minnesota, he or she is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges in court. When multiple people are charged in connection with the same investigation, it does not necessarily mean that everyone’s outcome is going to be the same. For instance, the court might decide to dismiss charges against one person, while another ends up going to trial. If a trial occurs, it could prove invaluable to seek guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to discuss what type of defense strategy might be best in a particular set of circumstances.