Suspects in home drug raid case say not guiltyPublished 10:56am Monday, December 31, 2012
Both suspects arrested after an Austin drug raid on Nov. 30 have pleaded not guilty in Mower County Court.
Blake Allen Miller, 37, of Austin, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony fifth-degree drug possession. The other suspect, Jacquelyne Couture Fisher, 21, of Austin, pleaded not guilty to the same charge last week.
According to the court complaint, officers went to the 2100 block of 16th Street SE on Nov. 30 with a search warrant. Officers arrested Miller after he arrived in a truck. Miller allegedly was carrying methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
Police then knocked on the door to the home, and a woman said she was coming to the door. However, police say the woman then turned and went to the kitchen instead, so they forced through the door and arrested Fisher. According to the court complaint, police found .07 grams of meth, numerous pipes, capsules, tubing, a digital scale, a small amount of marijuana, a box of pull tabs from the American Legion, 10 cell phones and other paraphernalia.
Both Miller and Fisher have March 28 pretrials scheduled.