Pounds of Meth, Cocaine Seized from Rochester Hotel
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)-Law enforcement seized pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine in a raid at a hotel in Rochester.
29-year-old Coby McKinley and 41-year-old Venus Melendez are each facing four felony first-degree drug possession charges as a result of a search warrant executed Thursday. The criminal complaint says authorities seized 17 pounds of cocaine and 6 pounds of meth from a hotel in northwest Rochester, amounts that indicate an intent to sell.
The Red Wing residents were seen by officers loading coolers and boxes in a vehicle in the parking lot of the northwest Rochester hotel. Melendez told officers there was a bag in the vehicle containing meth, the complaint says.
Officers learned of the alleged drug activity at the hotel after executing a search warrant at a residence in southeast Rochester earlier in the day, according to the complaint. McKinley and Melendez were arraigned in Olmsted County Court on Friday.
McKinley’s bail was set at $250,000, while conditional bail for Melendez was set at $10,000. The two are due back in court in October.