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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