Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Three Rochester men are facing federal drug charges after a recent significant investigation into sales of methamphetamine in the area.

In federal custody are 35-year-old Matthew Hines, 34-year-old Jake Scrabeck and 31-year-old Mason Stuhldreher.

 

Police say the three have a history of meth-related crimes and it’s suspected they were involved in the “distribution of several pounds of methamphetamine in the past 6 months.”

A residence in the 2000 block of 15th Ave NW was searched in February and officers seized five pounds of meth. Another search was conducted last week and more evidence was collected. That’s when the suspects were arrested.

Matthew Hines - Olmsted County ADC

 

 

Jake Scrabeck-Olmsted County ADC
Mason Stuhldreher-Olmsted County ADC

Also arrested as part of the investigation was 25-year-old Brittany Abernathy, who is expected to face local prosecution.

Brittany Abernathy- Olmsted County ADC

Police say the suspected supplier of the meth was arrested in the Twin Cities and more arrests are possible.

The DEA, US Attorney’s Office, and the Minnesota BCA also took part in the investigation.

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