UPDATED: Man Faces Felony Heroin Charges
Police say they found large quantities of heroin and marijuana in Jacob Robert Duffy's home when they executed a search warrant.
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
Jacob Robert Duffy, 25, who last week was picked up on a felony drug warrant, is now facing four charges instead of two charges, according to an amended Rice County criminal complaint.
Duffy was originally charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
He now also faces a second-degree sale of 3 grams or more of heroin in a 90-day period and second-degree possession of a constrolled substance. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of not more than 25 years in prison and/or a $500,000 fine.
Duffy was released from Rice County Jail on conditional bail and next appears in court on Jan. 16.
ORIGINAL STORY FROM JAN. 4
A Northfield man has been arrested on a Rice County warrant charging him with felony possession of heroin and marijuana.
Jacob Robert Duffy, 25, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Northfield Police executed a search warrant at Duffy’s home in the 300 block of Oddfellows Lane on Oct. 17 and found drugs, according to the criminal complaint.
Duffy wasn’t in the house, but police found another person there, along with a number of photos of that person with Duffy.
Officers found two large water bongs in a closet, along with a dorm-style refrigerator in the bedroom. The refrigerator, which was not plugged in, contained cash, plastic bags and other containers, and four plastic bags of what appeared to be marijuana, according to the complaint.
Police also found a syringe and several small glass jars inside a coin bank in the refrigerator, and small plastic bindles that appeared to be heroin.
A clear glass pie dish in the refrigerator contained a sticky brown substance that officers believed to be heroin residue, the complaint says.
Subsequent testing determined that police found almost 12 grams of heroin and 106 grams of marijuana in Duffy’s house, according to the complaint.
Duffy, who was arrested Jan. 3, was scheduled to make a first appearance on the charges Jan. 4 in Rice County District Court. He remains in the Rice County Jail.