4 People Arrested in New Ulm, More Than 20 Grams of Methamphetamine Confiscated

4 People Arrested in New Ulm, More Than 20 Grams of Methamphetamine Confiscated Photo: Wikimedia Commons

November 05, 2018 08:38 PM

Four people were arrested Friday in southern Minnesota after more than 20 grams of methamphetamine was located. 

According to a release from Redwood County, the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the City of New Ulm on Friday. The search warrant execution led to the arrest of Damian John Ristau, 28, Ashley Ric Swanson, 38, Barbara Kristine Mordah, 49 and Jeffery Scott Mordah, 55.


The Brown County Sheriff's Office and New Ulm Police Department assisted in the execution of the search warrant. The release states the investigation resulted in a referral to the Brown County Attorney's office for all four suspects to be charged with felony counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. 

The release states approximately 21 grams of methamphetamine was found in various packaging throughout different locations of the residence. Multiple items of drug paraphernalia were also located, including multiple glass pipes, cut straws, several scales and many small, unused baggies. All of these items tested positive for methamphetamine. Several other bags and a syringe were also found and tested positive for methamphetamine. 

All four suspects were arrested and transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.

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