DTF seizes 6.5 pounds of meth in NU

NEW ULM — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (BLRR DTF) seized 6 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items while doing surveillance at 801 N. Jefferson St. Jan. 28.

New Ulm Police and DTF agents saw Stephanie K. Tisdell, 43, arrive at the residence in a white Lincoln Navigator. She was arrested on an active Brown County warrant as she exited the vehicle. The vehicle was transported to a secure garage at the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.

Evidence found in the vehicle included 6 1/2 pounds (nearly 3,000 grams) of meth worth more than $250,000 on the street if sold by the gram. In addition, two smart phones, glass pipes and crystal-like substances that field-tested positive for meth were found.

Tisdell was charged with felony 1st-degree sale of 17 grams or more of meth within 90 days and felony 1st-degree drug possession-50 grams or more meth. Her bail was set at $600,000 in Brown County District Court.

In addition, Tisdell has many personal items in the vehicle, and it appeared she may have wanted to leave the area. On Jan. 20, she posted $150,000 unconditional bail one day after she was arrested for three separate 1st-degree and one 5th-degree controlled substance offenses.

Tisdell remained in the Brown County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

In addition, during the Jan. 19 DTF search warrant execution at 801 N. Jefferson St., Zachariah Tisdell was arrested and charged with three 1st-degree and one 5th-degree controlled substance offenses. He also bailed out of jail on Jan. 20.

One-half pound of suspected meth located in various packaging, plus a .22 caliber long gun and a loaded 9mm handgun, 46 Trazodone pills, six unknown pills, 1.6 grams of an unknown, off-white substance and 1.1 grams of a dark-colored, unknown substance were found throughout the residence.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was an assisting agency in the case.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.