Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A phone call from the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center has led to prosecutors filing several felony drug charges against two Rochester residents. 

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The charges, filed in Olmsted County Court Wednesday, indicate a detainee at the Olmsted County jail called his girlfriend on Saturday and asked her to move drugs for him. Rochester Police then executed search warrants at two Rochester residences associated with the phone conversation on Monday. 

The first residence searched is located in the 200 block of 1st St. Northeast. Officers encountered a woman, identified as 37-year-old Jessica Rudolph, who told police her boyfriend, identified as 46-year-old Jason Hameister, had called her from the Olmsted County jail on Saturday and instructed her to remove meth from his Honda Pilot, the criminal complaint says. 

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Rudolph told investigators she retrieved the meth and gave it to a person she would not name to investigators. She also told officers there was meth in her washing machine. 

Olmsted County Court
Olmsted County Court

Police then searched the residence and found multiple small baggies containing a combined 20 grams of suspected meth. Officers also found another baggie containing what the charges describe as a large amount of prescription pills, later determined to be Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride in the washing machine. 

Law enforcement then discovered a backpack in the residence that was holding a large amount of marijuana, meth and M30 pills that are often laced with fentanyl. Police also saw plastic baggies, working scales and cash denominations officers say are indicative of narcotics sales in the residence, the complaint says. 

Olmsted County Court
Olmsted County Court

Investigators then obtained surveillance footage from Hameister’s residence in the 600 block of East Center St. The footage shows Rudolph entering the apartment wearing the backpack found at the 1st St. residence, entering Hameister’s unit then leaving wearing the same backpack. A law enforcement search of Hameister’s home did not turn up further evidence, according to the complaint. 

Officers brought the items seized from the 1st St. residence and summed up the total haul in the charges:

  • 54 Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills 
  • 493.4 grams of marijuana 
  • 1.4 grams of blue M30 fentanyl pills 
  • 83.1 grams of presumptive positive methamphetamine 
  • Multiple scales, baggies, ledger, and other sales indicators

Prosecutors charged Rudolph with one felony count of first-degree drug sales, a felony count of first-degree drug possession and three felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession. Hameister is facing one felony count of first-degree drug sales, a felony count of first-degree drug possession and two felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession. 

An Olmsted County judge set Hameister’s bail at $150,000 and Rudolph’s bail at $50,000. The two were arraigned in Olmsted County Court on Wednesday. Hameister is due for his next court appearance on February 15 and Rudolph’s next appearance is set for March 8. 

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