Raid on Brownsdale auto repair shop Monday morning results in 3 arrested

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4 agencies involved in incident

Four law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on an auto repair shop in Brownsdale Monday morning and arrested three people.

The Southeast Minnesota Drug Task Force, Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department and Brownsdale Police Department conducted the raid at 203 S. Mill St.

Two people are awaiting charges of possession of trace amounts of methamphetamine and one person was arrested on a probation violation apprehension order, according to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi.

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A stolen vehicle engine was also seized during the search warrant.

Amazi said the search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation and the shop also appeared to be a “chop-shop” of sorts.