Jasper couple busted for drug possessionLUVERNE — Charges were filed Monday against Jasper couple Michael and Kerry Vos, who were arrested Friday on charges of drug possession. Each faces two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
LUVERNE — Charges were filed Monday against Jasper couple Michael and Kerry Vos, who were arrested Friday on charges of drug possession.
Each faces two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Authorities were contacted Thursday by a woman who said she had been dating Michael Vos Jr., aka Mikey, for the past six months. She said she had observed large amounts of marijuana and cash in his room at the home of his parents on a daily basis.
She indicated Mikey sold marijuana and always had approximately a pound of marijuana and $2,000 to $3,000 in a safe in his room. She also alleged his parents used marijuana regularly and that Kerry is involved in the sale of the narcotic.
Having received several other reports of Kerry and Mikey’s selling of marijuana, a Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force (BRDTF) agent applied for a search warrant, which was executed Friday.
When the drug task force arrived at the house in Jasper, it found no one home, but there was a large dog in the house. While the task force discussed how to remove the dog, Michael drove up in a flatbed truck.
The report notes that his driving privileges are currently revoked. After being told why the agents were there, Michael agreed to remove the dog so the agents could do their search.
The complaint states upon entering the home, the agents immediately located a small amount of cocaine in the master bedroom of Kerry and Michael. They found numerous baggies of marijuana and several baggies, corners and containers that field tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine. They also found an electronic scale, several glass bongs, marijuana pipes, pen barrels with residue and more than $2,000 in cash. Various other narcotic-related items were also found.
Michael was arrested and transported to the Pipestone County Jail. Kerry arrived home later and was also placed under arrest.
When the agents entered Mikey’s room, it appeared as if someone had tipped him off to the possibility of a warrant. All that was found was a scale, a photo of a large amount of money, miscellaneous paraphernalia and the safe, which was empty and the key had been left in the lock. A $50 bill was found in the room.
In Pipestone, Kerry agreed to talk to officers. She said she expected the agents to find marijuana, but acted surprised that cocaine was found in the house. She allegedly said she and her husband used to use cocaine and meth but had quit several years ago. She denied any knowledge of Mikey’s selling of narcotics, but said he had given her the scale to hide. She allegedly said the marijuana was hers.
Michael also agreed to talk, and stated he and Kerry had quit using cocaine and meth three years ago. He denied selling narcotics, but admitted to using them with his son. He allegedly said Mikey has his own stash of drugs, and that he himself tries to keep his amount to less than one ounce to avoid serious legal trouble.
The officer that had first been contacted by Mikey’s former girlfriend later called her to ask if she had told Mikey she had gone to the police with information. She indicated that she did tell him because she had become regretful for having told on “someone she loved.” She allegedly admitted she knew it would hinder law enforcement’s efforts, but said she didn’t think he believed her when she told him. She stated Mikey now would not answer her phone calls.
Both Michael and Kerry attended a bail hearing Monday afternoon, and both were released on their own recognizance. Each faces a maximum combined penalty of 10 years incarceration and/or $20,000 in fines.