When a 12-year-old Buffalo boy told his school principal that his mother was using drugs, he brought along a ziptop bag of crystal meth to prove it, according to a criminal complaint filed at the Wright County District Court this week.
His mother, Sabina Marie Coolen, 32, of Buffalo, was subsequently arrested last week on Monday on the charge of allegedly storing drug paraphernalia accessible to children. According to the criminal complaint, she stored paraphernalia in a safe at home, and her son knew where the keys were.
The boy told his principal he found the bag of meth in a cigarette box at home.
Officers with the Wright County Sheriff's Office searched the home and, in the safe in an upstairs bedroom, found an expired driver's license in Coolen's name and a glass bulb pipe "with a burned white residue" that tested positive for methamphetamine.
The charges against Coolen allege that she knowingly stored the pipe where her son had access to it.
Coolen was booked into Wright County Jail and is free on a $3,000 bail.
Other arrests in the St. Michael, Albertville and Otsego areas last week include:
Mandel Tabor Dye, 28, of Albertville was arrested in Albertville on the charge of violation of conditional release.
Sean Brian Amy, 22, of St. Michael was arrested in St. Michael on a Wright County warrant for minor consumption.
James Andrew Downey, 18, of Zimmerman was arrested in Otsego on a Wright County warrant for minor consumption.
Joshua David Martin, 32, of St. Michael was arrested in St. Michael on the charge of violation of an order for protection.
Samuel Ralph Evenstad, 27, of St. Michael was arrested in Albertville on the charge of third-degree DWI.
Mitchell Kenneth Wang, 43, of Hanover was arrested in Albertville on the charge of third-degree DWI.
Derek Ross Lindquist, 40, of Otsego was arrested in Otsego on the charge of domestic assault.
Devin Charles Petersen, 45, of Otsego was arrested in Otsego on the charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, false information to police and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Marvin Dale Kmetz, 57, of St. Michael was arrested in Hanover on a Wright County warrant for failure to appear.
There were seven property damage accidents, two personal injury accidents, three hit-and-run accidents and 21 car-deer accident last week.
There were five arrests for DWI, one underage consumption arrest, no school bus stop arm violations and 46 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations issued last week.