NU woman faces three felony drug charges


NEW ULM — A 32-year-old New Ulm woman faces three felony drug charges after the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville County Drug Task Force (BLRR-DTF) executed a search warrant at 412 S. Broadway.

One county of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and two counts of felony fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana were filed against Lynzie K. Hughes, 412 S. Broadway in Brown County District Court Friday.

According to court documents, agents with the BLRR-DTF, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and New Ulm Police entered the home on Sept. 21 and found Hughes and a male inside. The male was identified as having a warrant out of Blue Earth County and was transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).

New Ulm Police went through the residence with Booker, their K-9 partner, who hit on several spots in the home. After searching the home, items of paraphernalia and various bags were found that tested positive for methamphetamine. A baggie with a crystal substance that field-tested positive for meth and weighed 2.6 grams in its original packaging was also found. Hughes was transported to the LEC.

Items found in the main bedroom included a small baggie with crystal substance that field tested negative for meth, a black case with two glass methpipes with residue inside and a broken glass meth pipe; a small baggie, small silver spoon, and straw all with residue that field tested positive for meth, two capsule pills identified as Lyrica 200 milligrams, a Schedule 5 controlled substance and a white Samsung cell phone.

In the family room, items found included a mirror with razor blade and straw on top that all field tested positive for meth, and two other cell phones.

It was known that Hughes had a 14-year-old son who lives with her regularly. His room was located in the basement. To access the basement, he had to go through the house and living room where some of the paraphernalia was located.


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