Five arrested in Hubbard County drug bust
Five individuals were arrested and charged with felony crimes after a drug bust last week near Park Rapids, according to a news release from Hubbard County Sheriff Gary Mills.
At 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Hubbard County sheriff's deputies, members of the Hubbard/Wadena County Emergency Response Unit and a trooper from the Minnesota State Patrol executed a search warrant at the home of Brandon and Sandra Chase, located in Hubbard Township southeast of Park Rapids.
Seized during the warrant were hallucinogenic mushrooms, several jars and packages containing processed marijuana, oxycodone tablets, marijuana plants, marijuana smoking devices and drug paraphernalia. Law enforcement also seized "grow lights" and several firearms.
The news release states that officers also took into evidence such items as a child's bottle, children's cups, formula and toys to show the presence of a child.
Charges were filed Friday in Hubbard County District Court.
Brandon August Chase, 41, and Sandra Lee Chase, 43, have each been charged with identical counts of felony fifth-degree controlled substance (sale) and fifth-degree controlled substance (possession), as well as gross misdemeanor child endangerment.
Gregory August Chase, 20, and Joshua Allen Krech, 22, also reportedly lived at the residence. Gregory Chase is charged with felony fifth-degree controlled substance (sale), felony conspiracy to sell and/or manufacture marijuana and gross misdemeanor child endangerment. Krech is charged with felony conspiracy to sell and/or manufacture marijuana.
A fifth individual was also arrested. Stacy Clare Wellman, 19, of Park Rapids, is charged with felony conspiracy to sell and/or manufacture marijuana and gross misdemeanor child endangerment.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Brandon Chase, Sandra Chase and Krech; and $500 for Gregory Chase and Wellman.
The case remains under investigation with the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.