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Two face drug charges in Rosemount

A 37-year-old Rosemount man faces felony drug charges following the May 4 execution of a search warrant at his home.

Rosemount police and Dakota County Drug Task Force officers executed the warrant at the home of John Joseph Heinen. Nobody was home, but police entered the home through an unlocked door. They found evidence of cocaine on several surfaces in the house. Another resident of the home told police one of the plates were cocaine residue was found belonged to her but said she knew nothing about drug use in the home. She passed a drug test the same day.

A drug task force agent received information May 6 from Heinen's probation officer informing him Heinen had tested positive for cocaine. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office Heinen admitted to the agent he was "a once in a great while user" of the drug and said he had used it as recently as April 30.

If convicted on a third-degree controlled substance charge Heinen could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000. A petty misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia carries a maximum fine of $300.

Bad brake light

leads to charges

A traffic stop for a burned-out brake light has led to a felony drug charge against a 20-year-old Rosemount man.

Rosemount police stopped a car in which Randall Prescott Brekke was a passenger April 6. The officer noticed a strong marijuana smell coming from the car and, according to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Brekke told one of the officers he had a pipe and a small amount of marijuana in his pocket. In a lunchbox in the car's glove compartment police found two large baggies of marijuana. Brekke reportedly told police that belonged to him, too.

All told police found 49 grams of marijuana.

If convicted on a fifth-degree drug charge, Brekke could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.