Crash Leads to Felony Drug Charge for Rochester Man
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man is facing charges after authorities reportedly discovered over 10 grams of heroin under a vehicle he was driving.
36-year-old Kevin Mitchel was charged for felony 2nd degree drug possession in Olmsted County Court Wednesday. The criminal complaint states police responded to a single-vehicle crash in southeast Rochester on Tuesday. The complaint says police searched the vehicle Mitchel was driving after officers detected the odor of marijuana. Officers later learned the vehicle driven by Mitchell belonged to his girlfriend.
During the search, police discovered 11 grams of presumptive positive heroin under the vehicle. Officers also found a total of 16.2 grams of marijuana, a THC oil vape pen, other drug-related items and $374 in cash that police suspect came from drug sales, the complaint says.
The complaint says Mitchel resisted police attempts at detaining him and became angry with officers. Mitchell is facing a gross misdemeanor charge for obstructing the legal process. He's set to make his next court appearance on July 20.