Rochester Man with Prior Drug Convictions Facing New Charges
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man with multiple felony drug convictions is facing new charges after a search of his home allegedly found methamphetamine, crack cocaine and other controlled substances.
The criminal complaint against 59-year-old Dalen Hansen says the Rochester Police Department executed a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation at his home in southeast Rochester on Friday. The complaint says officers discovered 10.7 grams of cocaine, 19.2 grams of meth, 2.9 grams of crack cocaine and 7.9 grams of marijuana. Officers also found digital scales, empty plastic baggies and a shotgun with one used round and eight unspent rounds. The complaint says the scales and baggies indicate an intent to sell drugs.
Court records indicate Hansen has three felony drug convictions that date back to 2005. Hansen is ineligible to possess a firearm due to his prior convictions.
Prosecutors have charged Hansen with second-degree drug sales, two counts of third-degree drug possession and a felony firearm violation. Hansen is next due in court on August 5.