Joshua D. Paulson, 34; and Seryne J. Mullins, 35; 2201 N. Broadway, New Ulm, were charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession Thursday.
According to court documents, a Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy was serving civil papers for a CHIPS (Child in Need of Protective Services) Summons at Traulich Estates, 2201 N. Broadway, at 6:14 p.m. Nov. 7.
The deputy was explaining the papers to Mullins when he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. The deputy left, explained the situation to police and returned later with a signed search warrant. At the residence, Paulson’s mother stopped by and wanted to pick up a young child at the residence. The child was released to the grandparent for the night.
Searching the property, deputies found a white bong about 12 inches tall, a Mason jar with edible honey that contained THC, plastic bags with marijuana residue, a bag with a smaller amount of marijuana, a glass jar with marijuana wax in it, an oil smoking pen and a scale.
Mullins was convicted of a fifth-degree controlled substance crime on Sept. 9, 2013 in Brown County Court. Paulson was convicted of a fifth-degree controlled substance crime on Jan. 27, 2014 in Brown County Court.