Another Major Drug Bust in Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - For the second time in one week, there’s word of a major drug investigation in Rochester.
Several people were rounded up this week in the latest bust involving the sale of marijuana and cocaine. Police say more arrests are possible.
All the suspects in the alleged drug operation are young adults, in their 20’s.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, 25-year-old Cody Hunsley has been identified as a major supplier of marijuana in the Rochester area. His whereabouts are unknown and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
As part of the two year investigation, officers linked him directly to the seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana and $50,000 in cash. He was also charged in a separate case in December. He and most of the others involved in the case are now facing drug-related and/or racketeering charges.
Another man charged in the case is 25-year-old Andre Dee, described as a mid-level marijuana dealer. He has been directly connected to the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and $36,000 in cash.
The others charged in the case are 21-year-old Sauda Maani, the mother of Dee’s child; 25-year-old Malcolm Woods, 26-year-old Ryan French-Charles and 22-year-old Dejoun Johnson. Others were named in the complaint but so far, formal charges have not yet been filed.
Another man linked to the drug operation is 22-year-old Shaketio Webster. He was busted in 2015 for selling marijuana and cocaine and sentenced last year to nearly 10 years in prison.