Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) –Law enforcement seized pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine during a raid on a hotel in Rochester.
Coby McKinley, 29, and Venus Melendez, 41, each face four first-degree drug possession charges following a search warrant executed on Thursday. The criminal complaint says authorities seized 17 pounds of cocaine and 6 pounds of methamphetamine from a hotel in northwest Rochester, amounts that indicate an intent to sell.
Red Wing residents were seen by officers loading coolers and boxes into a vehicle in the Northwest Rochester hotel parking lot. Melendez told officers there was a bag in the vehicle containing methamphetamine, according to the complaint.
Officers learned of the suspected drug activity at the hotel after executing a search warrant at a southeast Rochester residence earlier in the day, according to the complaint. McKinley and Melendez were arraigned Friday in Olmsted County Court.
McKinley’s bail was set at $250,000, while Melendez’s conditional bail was set at $10,000. Both are due back in court in October.