Bad check allegedly leads to meth, arrests

A bed check allegedly led police officers to drugs and two Mower County arrests on Monday.

According to the court complaint, authorities received a complaint of a bad check from First Farmers and Merchants Bank and the Windmill Inn in Dexter. An employee at the hotel helped officers find Laice Jo Hoffman, 33, of Kasson, and Dustin Armin Niemeyer, 38, of Spring Valley. Both suspects were arrested and charged Wednesday for fifth-degree drug possession. Hoffman was also charged with driving after revocation.

According to the complaint, officers were looking for Niemeyer, who opened his hotel room door for officers and was arrested. However, officers also saw a light bulb used for smoking meth on a nightstand along with baggies that tested positive for meth residue, miscellaneous pills and a third-party check to the hotel.

Officers later arrested Hoffman. They executed a search warrant in her van on Aug. 22 and allegedly found a syringe, 0.2 grams of meth, three marijuana pipes and a digital scale.

Both Niemeyer and Hoffman have court dates set for Sept. 6.

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