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Twin Cities woman found with 25 pounds of meth on I-90 in Nobles County


WORTHINGTON — A Twin Cities woman was arrested Tuesday night after a Minnesota state trooper found 25 pounds of methamphetamines in her vehicle.

Kelly Sorenson, 32, is charged with first-degree drug possession and first-degree sale of drugs, both felonies, in Nobles County District Court. Each charge is punishable up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

Traveling with three children in her vehicle, Sorenson was driving along Interstate 90 when she passed a state trooper near mile marker 21. The trooper followed, observing the vehicle cross the fog line several times and use high-beam headlights while meeting oncoming traffic.

After running her license plate and finding it was revoked, the trooper pulled Sorenson over in Nobles County. According to the criminal complaint, Sorenson said she was traveling to Maplewood from California, while her 10-year-old daughter said the family was taking a road trip to Las Vegas, Nev., then returning to the St. Paul area.

When Sorenson refused a search, the trooper had a K-9 sniff the vehicle, alerting the odor of a controlled substance. Inside, he allegedly found several one-pound bricks of methamphetamine that totaled 25 pounds.

Sorenson is being held on $50,000 bond with conditions and $100,000 without. Her initial appearance is 10 a.m. Sept. 4 in Nobles County District Court.