Rochester Man Charged for Allegedly Bringing Meth to Jail

September 21, 2017 06:17 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A Rochester man is in custody after police say he brought more than 25 grams of meth into the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center (ADC).

According to the criminal complaint, a Rochester Police officer was dispatched to a Rochester hotel to arrest Andrew Johnson on a Minnesota Department of Corrections arrest warrant on August 28.


Police say Johnson was alone in the hotel room and during the arrest.  When asked if he wanted to bring anything with to the ADC, court documents show he requested to bring his backpack.  

Since all property going into the ADC must be inventoried, authorities say the arresting officer did a search of the backpack and found five bags of methamphetamine along with several pills.  In total, police say Johnson had 27.9 grams of methamphetamine.

Johnson made his first court appearance Thursday on four felony charges: 1st-degree sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine or meth, 2nd-degree sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin, 2nd-degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine and 3rd-degree possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin.

Johnson's bond is set at $50,000 and he'll be back in court on October 12.


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