Reporting Bill Hudson
CLEAR LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — It was just before daylight on Wednesday morning when Sherburne County sheriff’s deputies and area SWAT teams swarmed a rural Clear Lake home. Armed with a judge’s search warrant they were looking for illegal drugs.
On the driveway outside the home, resident Randy McEachern responded to search, “They’re not finding anything unusual. They’re not finding anything that they’re not going to find in anyone else’s home, in their personal life or in their closet of skeletons.”
But a sheriff’s department spokesman said they did find illegal drugs, including 394 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of methamphetamines and 3.8 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Rose McEachern, 28, was arrested and arraigned in Sherburne County Court on Thursday for felony drug possession and child endangerment.
Besides the relatively small amounts of illegal drugs, agents seized 71 firearms and $30,000 in cash.
Rose McEachern is facing the child endangerment charge because investigators discovered a loaded shotgun in the bedroom of her 6-year-old son. Also nearby they recovered methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.
Randy McEachern calls it harassment and said the family has done nothing wrong.
“The guns, the cash, it’s all legal. So what they found is nothing,” McEachern added.
When asked if his sister was dealing drugs from the home, a very frustrated Randy McEachern simply responds, “Absolutely not!”
The investigation continues and it’s believed that more arrests are still possible.