Slayton man to make first court appearance Monday for drug possessionSLAYTON — A Slayton man is scheduled to make a first court appearance Monday on his third drug possession charge in Murray County since 2001.
SLAYTON — A Slayton man is scheduled to make a first court appearance Monday on his third drug possession charge in Murray County since 2001.
Brian Keith Rosenberg, 42, was charged earlier this month with two counts of fifth-degree controlled substance possession, stemming from an incident that took place in March. In 2001, he was charged with possession of marijuana, and in 2007 was charged with fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine.
The criminal complaint states Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force agents on routine patrol saw Rosenberg’s vehicle parked in front of a house in Currie that was under suspicion as the residence of a drug dealer. When they saw the vehicle leave the Currie residence and head out on a county road, they contacted the Murray County K9 deputy, who then allegedly clocked Rosenberg driving 73 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
The complaint states Rosenberg told the deputy he was speeding because he was late for work in Tyler, where he works driving a semi-truck. When the deputy asked Rosenberg where he was coming from, he allegedly said he was coming from Currie. The deputy pointed out Rosenberg was driving the wrong way to get to Tyler, and Rosenberg stated he had to drive back to Slayton to drop off his dog.
The deputy noted that Rosenberg’s behavior was suspicious and included poor eye contact, shaking hands and voice and an inability to focus. The deputy believed the behavior was consistent with a person under the influence of meth. The deputy stated in his report he knows Rosenberg because of previous contacts and drug offenses.
The agents stopped to talk with Rosenberg, and he allegedly told them he had been in Currie to look for tires and stop at a gas station. The agents informed the deputy of Rosenberg’s answers, and the deputy reportedly told Rosenberg he knew the man was lying.
While talking with the deputy, Rosenberg allegedly admitted he had smoked meth approximately six hours earlier and had a pipe in the car. He said he needed to get to work because he didn’t want to lose his job. The deputy then informed him he could not drive a motor vehicle under the influence of meth.
During a later interview, Rosenberg allegedly admitted the pipe and a baggie with residue were his.