Four arrested in controlled substance case in New Ulm
The Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the City of New Ulm on Friday, November 2 that led to the arrest of four persons, all suspects to be charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Charged were Damian John Ristau age 28, Ashley Ric Swanson age 38, Barbara Kristine Mordah age 49, Jeffery Scott Mordah age 55.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and New Ulm Police Department assisted in the execution of the search warrant.
The investigation resulted in a referral to the Brown County Attorney’s office for all four suspects to be charged with felony counts of Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substane. Found during the search was approximately 21 grams of suspected methamphetamine in various packaging located throughout different locations of the residence.
Various items of drug paraphernalia were also located including multiple glass pipes that field tested positive for methamphetamine, cut straws that field tested positive for methamphetamine, several scales that field tested positive for methamphetamine, and many small unused baggies.
Also located were several bags with trace amounts of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and a syringe containing a substance that field tested for methamphetamine.
All suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.