Two arrested and charged in New Ulm drug bust

The Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the city of New Ulm on Jan. 19 that led to the arrest of Stephanie Kay Tisdell and Zachariah Scott Tisdell. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and New Ulm Police Department assisted in the execution of the search warrant.

According to a news release from the BLRR Drug Task Force, both Stephanie Tisdell, 43 and Zachariah Tisdell, 35, were charged with the following as a result of the search warrant, 1st degree controlled substance — sale of 17 or more grams, 1st degree controlled substance — possession of 50 or more grams while in possession of firearm, 1st degree controlled substance –possession of 50 or more grams, 5th degree controlled substance — possession.

Located during the search was approximately 240.8 grams, or one-half pound, of suspected methamphetamine located in various packaging throughout the residence, the task force said. Also located in the execution of the warrant were 46 pills of Trazodone in a pill bottle not belonging to either occupant of the residence, 6 unknown pills, 1.6 grams of an unknown off-white powdery substance, and 1.1 grams of a dark colored unknown substance, the task force said. Two firearms were seized in the execution of the warrant one being a .22 caliber long gun and the second a loaded 9 mm handgun.

On Jan. 28, Stephanie Tisdell was arrested on an outstanding warrant for her arrest, the task force said. The Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on this date as well. As a result of the search warrant she was charged with the following, 1st degree controlled substance — sale of 17 or more grams and 1st degree controlled substance — possession of 50 or more grams.

Located during the search warrant was approximately 2967.9 grams, or 6.5 pounds, of methamphetamine among other items of paraphernalia related to the use and sale of methamphetamine. The Assisting agencies were New Ulm Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The total weight seized during the search warrants was approximately 7 pounds of methamphetamine. The street value of the combined weight if sold by the gram would be over $250,000.

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