Drug charges added in popcorn trailer theft suspect’s case

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(ABC 6 News) – A Marion Township man accused of stealing a popcorn trailer Monday faces additional drug and weapon charges in Olmsted County Court.

Izaak Parker faces charges of possession of stolen property, tampering with a motor vehicle, and 4th degree damage to property after allegedly stealing and breaking into an Eyota family’s kettle corn trailer.

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The Jorde family who owned the trailer noted, upon retrieval, that the equipment inside was missing.

After obtaining a search warrant for Parker’s Marion Township residence July 11, the sheriff’s office located the popcorn equipment, valued at nearly $8,000.

During that search, Capt. James Schueller with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said deputies saw drug paraphernalia in the house.

After rewriting the search warrant, they obtained evidence of drug possession and sale, he said.

Deputies recovered about 20 grams of methamphetamine, packaged, as well as digital scales, plastic baggies, and a gallon tank with residue, which Schueller said indicates intention to sell.

They also found a 20-caliber rifle.

Parker faces charges of 1st degree drug sales, 3rd and 5th degree drug possession, and felon in possession of a firearm.