Rochester Man Indicted in Meth Trafficking Case
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man is among the 11 people named in a federal indictment charging them with being involved in a methamphetamine trafficking operation.
33-year-old Shane Edwards was arrested last November after Rochester Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the Parkside Mobile Home Park in southeast Rochester and seized some meth and 23 guns, including a number of AK-47 and AR-15 rifles.
Edwards, who is also referred to in the indictment by the nickname “Homegrown,” has been charged with conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine and two counts of giving false statements in order to purchase firearms.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota says the indictment was issued on March 7th, and Edwards entered a not guilty plea to the charges during an appearance at the federal courthouse in St. Paul last week. He is currently scheduled to stand trial in early June.