LUVERNE — Police officers arrived at the home of Aleah Raquel Suess, 31, of Luverne around 11 p.m. Aug. 22 to arrest her on a warrant. She was charged with storing meth in the presence of a child and fifth-degree drug possession, both felonies.
One officer entered Suess’s home through the front door, and the other through the back. The officer entering through the back door passed two children running out the back door.
Suess was located in her upstairs bedroom, where officers also noticed a meth pipe. Suess claimed the pipe wasn’t hers and said it must belong to some friends who had stayed overnight in the bathroom.
Suess denied officers permission to search the residence, so officers obtained a search warrant following her arrest. The search revealed a baggie with 0.7 grams of cocaine, several meth pipes, two scales, $354 cash, and several baggies, grinders and pipes for marijuana.
Suess’s minor children were placed on a 72-hour emergency protective care hold.
If convicted, she faces five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.