Man pleads not guilty to intending to make meth

Published 9:29 am Friday, February 24, 2017

An Albert Lea man charged for allegedly intending to manufacture methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Michael Allen Haukoos, 39, is charged with possessing meth precursors with the intent to manufacture, being an ineligible person in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property.

Court documents state a deputy found a suitcase with multiple rounds of ammunition and a pry bar Feb.7 during a search warrant at an Albert Lea address where Haukoos lived with someone he knew.

Michael Allen Haukoos

Michael Allen Haukoos

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Items typically found to manufacture meth were found in a blue shopping bag behind a couch, court documents state. A deputy reportedly recognized it as a type of portable meth lab.

A glass tube found in a drawer tested positive for meth, court documents state.

A shotgun and a bow reported stolen in Freeborn County were found behind a couch. Haukoos denied knowing it was stolen.

Haukoos is next slated to appear in court March 27.

In a separate file, he is charged with possessing stolen property. A jury trial is scheduled for late April in that case.

Possessing meth precursors with the intent to manufacture carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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