MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A task force made up of officers from multiple agencies arrested a man Thursday after finding firearms, controlled substances and proceeds from the sale of controlled substances in a St. Cloud house.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force conducted a search warrant at a home on the 1100 block of 13th Street South, according to St. Cloud officials. The warrant was based on many tips and complaints that drugs were being sold there.READ MORE: Minnetrista Public Safety Seeks Help Finding Keegan Oyugi
While searching the house, officers found controlled substances, proceeds from the sale of those substances, a .40 caliber handgun, which turned out to be stolen, and two adults, who were monitoring a police scanner set to the frequency of St. Cloud police.READ MORE: Missing: Kaylee Bohnen, Her 2 Young Kids Last Seen In Little Falls
Police arrested 42-year-old Russell Lee Moncure. He is currently in the Stearns County Jail pending possible firearm and drug possession charges. Officials said Moncure is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a gun.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will You Get Each Month?
Twenty-seven-year-old Tomasenia Jeanette Thigpen, two small children and a family friend were also at home at the time of the search. Thigpen was not arrested but may face possible controlled substance charges.