Owatonna woman pleads not guilty to drug charges; Last of a group of six to plea from heroin raid
Published 10:06 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016
An Owatonna woman arrested in connection with a Mower County drug bust in June pleaded not guilty in Mower County court Monday to three drug-related felonies.
Brianna Constance Kay Ober, 21, faces two first-degree felony drug possession charges, along with second-degree charge for aiding or abetting drug sales in a park zone.
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.
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Stephanie Behrends, 30, of Austin and Ober were in the home and are known associates of a drug dealer.
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.
Others charged in the incident include:
—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.
—Ernest Pitchford, 36, of Austin pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree drug sales and four counts of felony third-degree drug sales.