Police raid yields guns, drugs

Published 11:06am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ALBERT LEA — Officers arrested three Albert Lea residents early Tuesday morning during a drug raid of their home.

Law enforcement officials, including the South Central Drug Investigative Unit, discovered 43 firearms, 1.1 pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms, 5.1 ounces of marijuana and 4 grams of methamphetamine in the raid of 607 E. 11th St. at 12:06 a.m. Monday, according to Albert Lea Police Lt. J.D. Carlson.

The raid began after authorities got a tip that a felon who lives there had drugs and firearms.

The South Central Drug Investigative Unit — made up of law enforcement officers from Waseca, Faribault, Steele and Freeborn counties — was called in, along with the investigative unit’s SWAT team.

Officers set off two flash bangs, or distraction devices, before entering the house, Carlson said. A 10-year-old child was sleeping in the basement and was brought into the Law Enforcement Center and then released to a grandmother, he added.

Arrested were the following:

—Brock Martin Eckstein, 48, of Albert Lea for possession of a firearm as a felon, second-degree possession of illegal mushrooms, fifth-degree possession of meth and fifth-degree possession of marijuana.

—Erwin Leroy Eckstein, 50, of Albert Lea for possession of a firearm as a felon.

—Lacy Rose Carlsen, 34, of Albert Lea, for fifth-degree possession of meth.

Carlson said a fourth adult was taken into custody and released.

The Ecksteins and Carlsen are expected to appear in Freeborn County District Court today for charges.

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