Meth Sale Evidence Found in Rochester Traffic Stop
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A traffic stop in southeast Rochester led to the discovery of drug sale evidence last week.
The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has charged 44-year-old Jamaul Gayles of Rochester with second-degree drug sales and third degree drug possession. An Olmsted County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle with an inoperable tail light Gayles was riding in and noticed a pipe used to smoke controlled substances in the center council of a vehicle, the criminal complaint says.
The discovery of the pipe prompted a search of the vehicle and its contents. The deputy searched a backpack Gayles said belonged to him and found six plastic baggies that each contained the same amount of suspected methamphetamine, a baggie containing nine fentanyl-laced M30 pills, a working digital scale, empty plastic baggies, a small baggie containing suspected marijuana, empty plastic baggies and various drug paraphernalia, the charges say.
The deputy also found an additional M-30 pill on the floor of the vehicle and five more of the M30 pills in a purse that was also in the vehicle. The suspected meth weighed out at 18.1 grams, according to court documents.
Gayles made his first appearance in Olmsted County Court Monday and posted $5,000 conditional bail Tuesday. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 15.