2 accused of meth possession and charge in connection to stolen safe from Lake Mills
Published 10:20 am Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Two people from Northwood were charged Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court with methamphetamine possession after police reportedly found them with a stolen safe in the Burger King parking lot in Albert Lea on Monday night.
Joshua David Scott, 27, faces one count of second-degree meth possession, one count of fifth-degree meth possession and one count of receiving stolen property.
Jessica Sue Iverson, 29, faces one count of fifth-degree methamphetamine possession and one count of receiving stolen property. The meth possession charges are felonies, and the stolen property charge is a gross misdemeanor.
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Police were initially alerted to the vehicle the two were riding in because it matched the description of a vehicle tied to Scott, who had active warrants, according to court documents.
An officer reportedly watched the vehicle go to the Burger King parking lot and then approached Scott when he was outside of the car, confirming his identity and status of the warrant.
Scott was reportedly described as being “nervous and visibly shaking,” reports stated.
Officers allegedly found a butane torch in the vehicle and a large safe in the back
seat. The safe had reportedly been stolen from Lake Mills.
Police also allegedly found a meth pipe in Iverson’s purse and a purse in the backseat belonging to Scott with about eight grams of meth inside.
Scott reportedly admitted to police that he had a baggie of meth in his pocket when searched and that when he was told to turn around he concealed the bag in his hand and then put it in his mouth in the back of the squad car.
He reportedly told police he and Iverson had taken the safe to pay for a trip to California.
Scott and Iverson’s next court appearances are slated for Oct. 29.