GOOD THUNDER — A Good Thunder couple was arrested last week by drug task force investigators who suspect methamphetamine was being sold at their Main Street House.
An investigation into drug sales by John Lee Haroldson, 25, and Emma Jane Rowan, 29, began in June after an informant contacted the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force. The informant agreed to buy about 2 grams of methamphetamine from Haroldson for $225 while wearing an electronic recording device, according to criminal complaints filed Friday.
After the informant set up the buy with a text message, a task force agent drove the informant to Good Thunder at about 1 p.m. on June 4. The informant went into Haroldson’s home alone and completed the deal within a few minutes, the complaint said.
Another deal was set up with an informant Wednesday. The complaint does not say if it was the same informant that was used for the June 4 buy. About 2 grams of methamphetamine was purchased again, but for $250, the complaint said. This time Haroldson met the informant in a shed near his residence and filled a baggie.
The informant later told the agent Haroldson had taken the methamphetamine from a box with several packages of the drug. Investigators searched the house Wednesday after Haroldson and Rowan left to walk to a nearby convenience store.
They reported finding a total of about 8 grams of methamphetamine in two locations in the only bedroom in the house. Multiple digital scales and a plastic container with drug paraphernalia also were found in the bedroom, the complaint said.
Haroldson and Rowan have been charged with felony second-degree drug sales and third-degree drug possession. They are also facing a felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia near a child or vulnerable adult because Rowan’s infant son was living with them.
They made their first court appearance Friday afternoon and were still in the Blue Earth County Jail Saturday.