WINDOM — A Windom couple has been charged with drug sale and possession as well as child endangerment following a home search by Windom police.
The police department received a child protection summary last week from Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services that claimed Morgan Glanzer, 28, and her boyfriend, Zachery Leckey, 32, both of Windom, had been using and selling methamphetamine in front of Glanzer's children.
When a police investigator and a social worker arrived to do a child welfare check, Glanzer "refused to open the door to talk with them," according to the criminal complaint.
When law enforcement returned with a warrant, no one was home, and they forced entry into Glanzer's apartment. While searching the residence, officers reportedly found several baggies containing a crystalline substance, a glass pipe and an empty film canister. The film canister tested positive for meth.
The complaint added that police discovered that Glanzer and Leckey were in another apartment. When officers arrived there, Glanzer "came to the door with her hands up." When Leckey was ordered to emerge from the bathroom, he allegedly "was holding Glanzer's child across his chest as a shield."
A search of the second apartment revealed a baggie with about 15 grams of the same crystal substance inside Glanzer's wallet. The substance was later identified as meth. Law enforcement also found equipment that is typically used to package narcotics. The apartment owner said none of the items were hers, adding that she had seen Leckey with them earlier that day.
A SIM card found in Glanzer's apartment held images of baggies filled with a white substance on scales with the weight shown, photos of documents with Glanzer's name on them and pictures of Glanzer's children.
Glanzer was charged with second-degree drug sale and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, and child endangerment by drug sale/possession in the presence of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Her most serious offense has a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and/or a $500,000 fine.
Leckey faces charges of fifth-degree possession and child endangerment, both gross misdemeanors, and a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. His charges also constitute a parole violation for a previous crime.
Glanzer's bail was set at $25,000; Leckey's at $20,000.