Three individuals face charges after children removed from drug-ridden vehicle
WORTHINGTON — Three out-of-state individuals were taken into custody this week after drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered within a vehicle that also contained five children.
Caleb G. Funmaker, 32, of Sloan, Iowa; Keramy M. Funmaker, 40; and Claudine R. Mountain, 43, both of Lake Dalton, Wis. were booked into the Nobles County Jail early Wednesday morning after marijuana and methamphetamine were discovered in a duffle bag and various drug paraphernalia were discovered throughout the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement also discovered a small black travel bag that contained a digital scale with a residue that tested positive for meth lying next to a 3-year-old child who had been sleeping on the van’s floor.
During post-arrest interviews with law enforcement, the Funmakers admitted to initially identifying themselves as each other. Keramy Funmaker — who had an arrest warrant from Woodbury County, Iowa — claimed ownership to everything found inside the vehicle.
The five children, with ages 11 and younger, were placed in an emergency protective hold.
Keramy Funmaker faces fifth-degree drug possession and storage of meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, both felonies, giving a peace officer a false name, a gross misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.
Mountain faces felony storage of meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, fifth-degree controlled substance crime, a gross misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.
Caleb Keramy has been charged with giving a peace officer a false name, a gross misdemeanor.