S. Dakota police intercept nearly 100 lbs. meth headed for Eagan house

   An Eagan man is scheduled to face sentencing in federal court Dec. 7 following his guilty plea this week to a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
   Luis Manuel Sanchez-Lopez, age unknown, also known as Hector Arnulfo German Reyes, was the third of three co-defendants to plead guilty in connection with the seizure of about 100 pounds of methamphetamine transported from California to Eagan, according to the U.S. attorney’s office and court records.
   Two other Eagan men charged in the case, Abraham Suazo, 36, and Arturo Juarez Madrigal, age unknown, pleaded guilty in May and June, according to federal prosecutors. The three men face mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentences.
   The three men were charged after South Dakota police discovered 92 pounds of methamphetamine in a car Suazo was driving last February when they pulled him over for speeding, according to court records. The driver was transporting the drugs to 1042 Beatrice St., Eagan, according to police.
   Following the seizure, investigators conducted a controlled delivery, using fake drugs, to the Eagan address. Police obtained a search warrant for the home and seized another 9.6 pounds of methamphetamine and $118,5000 in cash, according to court records.
   The driver and the two men unloading the delivery at the house were arrested and charged in connection with the conspiracy, court records said.
   “To the best of our knowledge, this was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine destined for Minnesota this year,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley Endicott. “One hundred pounds of methamphetamine represents an indescribable harm to the community.”

Medical emergency in restaurant

   A St. Paul man has been summoned to appear on a felony drug possession charge in Dakota County court Oct. 16.
   Andrew Shenkosky, 21, of 729 Tuscarora Ave., St. Paul, was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance following an encounter with Apple Valley police in the men’s room of an Arby’s restaurant.
   Police were called to the restaurant for a medical emergency. When they arrived, police were directed to a man lying on bathroom floor near a syringe and some small green pills, according to court records. Shenkosky was transported to the hospital after complaining of stomach pain. Police found a broken glass pipe and various tablets in his backpack, court records said. A residue in the pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to police.
 Police raid Inver Grove Heights home 
   An Inver Grove Heights woman is facing a felony drug charge after a search warrant was executed at her home.
   Police executed a search warrant at the 3810 Upper 73d St, Inver Grove Heights, home of Jamie Fischbach on May 26, according to court records. During the search, police found several items of suspected methamphetamine, including needles and a pipe. A field test for methamphetamine was positive, according to court records.
   Fischbach, 25, has been summoned to appear in court on a felony charge of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance Oct. 16
Lakeville man facing meth charge
   A Lakeville man is facing a felony drug possession charge after police found about 1.74 grams of methamphetamine in his home while responding to a complaint about a man swinging a sword, according to court records.
   Ethan Jaros, 25, of 17814 Hollybrook Trail, Lakeville, has been summoned to appear in Dakota County Court on Oct. 16 on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance. Police were called to the Lakeville home on a report that a man was swinging a sword and damaging items in the house. Officers looking for the sword found drug paraphernalia and what they suspected was methamphetamine in a bedroom of the house, according to court records. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Woman charged after driving on lawn
   A Lonsdale woman is scheduled to appear in Dakota County court on impaired driving and controlled substance charges after she drove onto a lawn in Apple Valley.
   Apple Valley police were called to the scene of a car on a lawn April 19. The car had been driven over the curb and was sitting on the grass and sidewalk and still running when police arrived. Police found a woman sleeping in the driver seat with the seat reclined.
   The driver failed a series of field sobriety tests, according to police, and was charged with driving with impaired. During an inventory search of the car before it was towed, police found “multiple” glass pipes and edible marijuana in the form of candy.
   The driver, Erin Cooke, 24, of 110 7th Ave. NW, Lonsdale, was charged with fourth degree driving while impaired and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Charge stems from meth in detox unit
   An Apple Valley man has been summoned to appear in Dakota County court Oct. 16 on a felony controlled substance possession charge.
   Timothy Lissick, 51, of 14630 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, is accused of possessing .15 grams of methamphetamine found by police when they went to serve him with an arrest warrant at a detox center in Hastings on Jan. 20, 2016, according to court records.
Meth deal in West St. Paul store
   A St. Paul woman is facing a felony drug sale charge for allegedly selling 27 grams of methamphetamine to a police informant in a store.
   Vanessa Isaac, 37, of 1206 Hawthorne Ave. E, St. Paul, has been summoned to appear in Dakota County court on Sept. 25 to answer to a felony charge of sale of a controlled substance in the first degree, according to court records. The charge stems from a controlled buy of methamphetamine by a confidential informant for the Dakota County Drug Task Force. In exchange for a thousand dollars, Isaac is accused of placing a bag containing 27 grams of methamphetamine under the seat of a riding lawn mower parked in front of a West St. Paul store, according to court records.
   The transaction was observed by police who had placed the area under surveillance, court records said.

Rural meth sale
   A Hastings man has been summoned to appear in Dakota County court Oct. 16 for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a police confidential informant.  
   Chad Robinson, 32, of 1709 Oak St., Hastings, is facing a felony charge of sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, according to court records. Robinson is accused of selling 15 grams of methamphetamine on 250th St. in the rural area of Miesville, according to court records. The buyer was charged $500.