Chaska woman faces drug, weapon charges

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WORTHINGTON — Noy Maomee, 31, of Chaska, will make her initial appearance in Nobles County District Court next week to face three counts of fifth-degree drug possession and one count of possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, all felonies, following a traffic stop last week.

According to court documents, Maomee was pulled over after failing to use a turn signal. Once the stop was initiated, the Worthington police officer noticed Maomee was behaving in a manner consistent with being under the influence of methamphetamine.

When the officer asked permission to search the vehicle, Maomee refused. A K-9 unit was brought to sniff the outside of the vehicle, and the dog alerted to the driver’s door. When searched, law enforcement discovered two glass pipes that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Maomee was then arrested for drug possession. As she walked to the officer’s vehicle, she said she would be likely test positive for methamphetamine. A look through Maomee’s handbag yielded a small plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

While searching the vehicle, the officer noted that the car stereo and gear shifter had been tampered with. In a compartment accessed through the gear shifter, the officer found a pistol with the serial number scratched off. Another baggie of methamphetamine was discovered in the backseat.


Maomee is currently out of Nobles County Jail after posting bond. Her bond had been set at $25,000 with conditions and $50,000 without.

If convicted, the fifth-degree possession charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both with a mandatory minimum of three years. The firearm charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both with no mandatory minimum.

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