WINONA, Minn. (FOX 47) — A Rollingstone man is behind bars facing meth possession charges after a traffic stop led to a raid on his home.
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said Jack Taylor, 33, was pulled over in a traffic stop by a deputy Friday in Minnesota City.
“It happened just before 12 midnight when the deputy spotted his car, and had information Taylor was driving without a license,” said Sheriff Ganrude. “The deputy pulled Taylor over for the violation, and there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.”
The sheriff said that led to a search of the vehicle, and the deputy found a bag of marijuana under the passenger seat that weighed 476.5 grams. Taylor and a passenger, Sara Hanson, 31, of Winona, were both held on suspicion of drug possession. A search of Hanson’s purse revealed a baggie that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Using a search warrant the next day at Taylor’s home on South Main Street in Rollingstone, investigators said they found a plastic-wrapped bag of nearly a pound of meth hidden in a bag of sidewalk salt. Ganrude said it weighed 453 grams.
Both Taylor and Hanson are facing drug possession charges; Taylor also faces charges of driving without insurance and driving after license revocation.