PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Jesse Daniel Eisenbarth, 36, of Park Rapids was charged with three felony-level drug charges, including storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.
On Oct. 25, at approximately 7:16 p.m., a Hubbard County investigator observed Eisenbarth’s white Dodge Ram traveling on County Road 33 and knew Eisenbarth had an active warrant for his arrest.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the investigator observed a 7-year-old in the backseat, whom Eisenbarth identified as his son.
While speaking with Eisenbarth, the investigator detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Eisenbarth stated that the odor was coming from a marijuana “roach” in the ashtray and also provided the investigator a baggie containing marijuana.
The investigator noted Eisenbarth’s hands were fidgety, his eyelids were droopy and that he had a difficult time maintaining focus while speaking.
During a vehicle search, a black case was located in the center console as well as a methamphetamine smoking device. Inside the black case were two clear baggies containing a crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine. The substance later field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine and was found to have a total weight of 20.8 grams with packaging.
Investigators also found a digital scale, along with a folded dollar bill which is commonly used by individuals who sell/distribute narcotics to check the accuracy of digital scales, as a dollar bill weighs one gram. The face of the digital scale later field-tested positive for the presence of meth.
Also located were 106 clear microbaggies. There were two sizes of microbaggies, consistent with the packaging of different weights of methamphetamine.
Eisenbarth carried $366 in his jeans’ pocket in varying denominations.
A black jacket next to the child contained a straw that later field-tested positive for the presence of meth.
Eisenbarth was arrested and charged with first-degree drug possession with intent to sell (17 grams methamphetamine w/in 90-day period); third-degree drug possession (10 grams of meth); storing meth paraphernalia in presence of a child; DWI refusal to submit to a chemical test, and endangering a child.
A search warrant was obtained for a sample of Eisenbarth’s blood or urine. He was advised that refusal to submit to the tests was a crime, but Eisenbarth refused both. He also refused to sign all forms regarding his driver’s license and vehicle.
Eisenbarth was previously sentenced under a stay of adjudication on July 2, 2018.