Charges: Pounds of Meth Seized from Traffic Stop Thwarts Rochester Drug Sales
That’s according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Olmsted County Court. The traffic stop happened on Hwy. 52 about two miles north of the Oronoco exit on Saturday.
The charges say deputies obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, which was driven by 34-year-old Meredith Amber Dirksmeyer of New Hope, MN. The search led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine that weighed 3.4 pounds with packaging.
Court documents say Dirksmeyer told investigators the meth was hers. She also admitted to driving it to Rochester to sell it.
Dirksmeyer was charged Monday with one count of felony first-degree drug sales and a count of felony first-degree drug possession. The judge in the case set her bail at $100,000 without conditions.
Court records show Dirksmeyer has seven prior drug possession convictions, six occurred in Olmsted County and one was in Goodhue County. She’s due back in court later this month.