MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Augusta man and a St. Cloud woman are expected to face several criminal charges after police found about $300,000 worth of methamphetamine in their possession Thursday.
According to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, 34-year-old Joseph McMahon was arrested at his St. Augusta home after officers served a search warrant. They found six pounds of meth, which has a street value of $260,000.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
Officers also found about $4,000 in cash and a gun that was reported stolen in Wright County. He is expected to be charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
McMahon is awaiting charges in the Stearns County Jail. Family members who were at the residence during the arrest will not face any charges.
Officers also served a warrant at a St. Cloud home Thursday, where they arrested 25-year-old Alyssa Jarecki. Investigators found methylone, aka “Molly,” marijuana and a pound of meth — which has a street value of $38,000.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
They also found more than $4,000 in cash and a gun that was reported stolen in Sauk Rapids.
Jarecki is expected to be charged with first- and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. She also had outstanding warrants, and is currently in the Benton County Jail.
Both McMahon’s and Jarecki’s cash was seized and is subject to forfeiture.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force is made up of officers from the police departments of Little Falls, St. Cloud and Sartell. Deputies from Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Todd counties are also partners.