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Not Lovin' It: Charges Say Man Hid Marijuana in McDonald's Bag

A Northfield man was arrested on Monday after the Rice County Drug Task Force searched his house and found 70 grams of marijuana.

A Northfield man was arrested on Monday after the Rice County Drug Task Force searched his house and found 70 grams of marijuana hidden in various places, including a McDonald's bag and a Christmas stocking.

Tyler Jeffrey Jeno, 21, faces two fifth-degree drug charges, both felonies. One charge is for possession and one charge is for selling, according to the criminal complaint filed in Rice County District Court. The maximum penalty for the two charges is 10 years in prison and/or $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Task Force, along with Northfield Police and the Rice County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant Monday afternoon at Jeno's home on the 1600 block of Pheasantwood Trail.

Jeno answered the door and agreed to show an investigator where he kept the marijuana in his bedroom, which weighed 10.4 grams without packaging. Jeno was brought back to the living room and Task Force members searched the house and his garbage can in the garage.

They found several baggies, mason jars, a red Christmas stocking and a McDonald's bag with marijuana and marijuana residue in them, as well as freezer bags, a glass pipe and a digital scale.

Prior to arresting Jeno, according to the complaint, he told investigators that he bought marijuana in bulk and repackaged it in smaller quantities to sell.

Jeno has previously been convicted several times of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In 2009, as a minor, he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree assault and possession of a pistol/assault weapon and was sentenced to community service.

Jeno made his first appearance in court on Tuesday and was released from Rice County Jail on his own recognizance with conditions that he not possess alcohol or drugs, submit to chemical testing and have no new arrests. He next appears in court on Feb. 25.

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JB January 30, 2013 at 11:33 PM
He'll not get 10 years in prison, that's a maximum sentence possible with aggravating circumstances. This is the kind of thing where they scare the kid and try to move up the chain, hopefully to a supply tree dealing with more than marijuana (meth, heroine, etc)
Abbie Geiger January 31, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Ok for all u people out there that think that this drug bust was a waste of time and a waste of tax payers money you are all out of your minds. Until u have this happening in your neighborhood u might feel differently. I have two young children that enjoy playing outside and playing with the other neighborhood kids and when u have random cars parked on the street and deals going down right there there is a frickin probably. When these drug houses and deals start effecting the citizens around them there is a probably. So before u start saying stupid comments about northfields police force and that they are wasting tax payer money think about others. It's pretty sad that adult people think this way....way to set a good example for our young people in this community.
NorthfieldElder February 01, 2013 at 06:14 AM
Legalize. Educate. Regulate. Medicate.
WiLLiam C Coon February 07, 2013 at 02:43 PM
You people don't get it He was arrested back in 2009 and still 4 years later he has not learned not to do this. Instead he advances to doing more than just useing it he is now selling it and soon it will lead him to doing other crimes and who know could end up as violent crimes....unless they learn a lesson young they will continue doing bigger and bigger crimes...that is very unfortunate that this happens alot.
WiLLiam C Coon February 07, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Total Agree with you....I would not want my kids to get involves in this life stlye!

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