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2 more plead in heroin ring

Molhusen

Molhusen

Two more people pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County court to various drug charges stemming a bust earlier this month.

Carolyn Michelle Molhusen, 25, of Austin pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree drug sales and four counts of felony third-degree drug sales.

Amy Beth Wagner, 25, of Austin pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree drug sales in a park zone and felony third-degree drug sales, both subsequent offenses.

Their next court appearances has not been set yet.

At 5:53 a.m. on June 16, Austin police and United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents executed a search warrant at 802 12th Avenue SW.

Stephanie Behrends, 30, of Austin and Brianna Constance Kay Ober, 21, of Owatonna were in the home and are known associates of a drug dealer.

Wagner

Wagner

Police seized about 30 grams of heroin and 80 grams of crack cocaine. The suspects showed officers the drugs were located in Ober’s shoes near the front door.

Officers also gathered information on each suspect through informants and observed drug sales to arrest the other suspects.

Behrends previously pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony first-degree drug possession, both subsequent offenses.

Ober was charged with two counts of felony first-degree drug possession. In a separate case, she was charged in March with felony aid or abet second-degree drug sales in a park zone, but did not plead. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 11.

Others charged in the incident include:

• Ernest Pitchford, 36, of Austin pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree drug sales and four counts of felony third-degree drug sales.

• Tangela Jones, 32, of Austin pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree drug sales and two counts of felony third-degree drug sales.